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Vygotsky's Psychology-Philosophy A Metaphor for Language Theory and Learning

ISBN-10: 0306464233

ISBN-13: 9780306464232

Edition: 2001

Authors: Dorothy Robbins

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This book is an introduction to Vygotsky and his theories of language and second language acquisition. Employing a dual framework of metatheory and metaphor, the author focuses on Vygotsky's cultural-historical perspective (contrasted with the sociocultural heritage more prevalent in the West) and its emphasis on history as change and thought as related to action. Included also is a comparison of Vygotskyan and Chomskyan theories of language and grammar.
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Book details

List price: $139.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 5/31/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 6.23" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Background Information on Vygotskian Theory and Vygotsky and Man
Introduction
Caveats in Terminology--Problems between Vygotskian and Cartesian Thinking
Days and Ages
Overview of L. S. Vygotsky's Psychological--Philosophical Theory
Consciousness
Lower Mental Processes and Higher Mental Processes
Domains: Phylogeny, Ontogeny, Sociocultural History, Microgenesis
Tools--Psychological Tools--Internalization--Signs
Tools
Psychological and Technical Tools
Internalization
Signs
History
Thought--Word--Word Meanings--Language
Word Meaning and Sense
Inner Speech
Concept Formation
Scientific and Spontaneous Concepts
Summary of Thought, Word Meaning, Language, and Concept Formation
Dialectics
Dialectics and Spinoza
Problems Regarding Vygotsky's Understanding of Dialectics
Aesthetics
Criticisms of Vygotsky and Responses
Vygotsky's Contributions
Chomskyan Linguistics and Vygotskian Semiotics
American Linguistic Theory and Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Rationalism (Chomskyan Perspective)
Innatism (Chomskyan Perspective)
Competence (Chomskyan Perspective)
Vygotskian Understanding of Rationalism, Innatism, Competence
Rationalism (Vygotskian Perspective)
Innatism (Vygotskian Perspective)
Innatism and the Fodor Paradox
Relativity (Representationalism and Perception)
Fodor--Vygotsky--Whorf (Continuation of Innatist Discussion)
Perception (Related to Innatism)
Competence (and Mental Representations--Vygotskian Perspective)
Universal Grammar--SLA--Grammar from a Vygotskian Position
Vygotskian Grammar (L1 and L2)
Conclusion
References
Index