Vygotsky's Psychology-philosophy: A Metaphor For Language Theory And Learning

Hardcover | May 31, 2001

byDorothy 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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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 ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.39 inPublished:May 31, 2001Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306464233

ISBN - 13:9780306464232

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Table of Contents

1. Background information on Vygotskian Theory and Vygotsky the man - Introduction. 2. Overview of L.S. Vygotsky's psychological-philosophical theory. 3. Tools - Psychological Tools - Internalization - Signs. 4. Chomskyan linguistics and Vygotskian semiotics. 5. Universal Grammar - SLA - Grammar from a Vygotskian Position. Conclusion. References. Author Index. Subject Index.