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Pensiero e linguaggio: Ricerche psicologiche

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Since it was introduced to the English-speaking world in 1962, Lev Vygotsky's highly original exploration of human mental development has become recognized as a classic foundational work of cognitive science. Vygotsky analyzes the relationship between words and consciousness, arguing that speech is social in its origins and that only as children develop does it become inte ...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published 1992 by Laterza (first published 1934)
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At a conference I attended recently someone asked a rhetorical question – where is the next education theory that will replace Dewey or Vygotsky? I wonder how many people outside of education know that these two utterly dominate education theory? And, amusingly enough, the person most people know about as a child and educational psychologist, Piaget, didn’t even rate a mention…

Thought and Language is regarded as Vygotsky’s most important work, and with good reason. This really is a fascinating b
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

یه کتاب خوب و مرجع و منبع در زمینۀ روانشناسی شناختی و زبانشناسی حساب میشه. کتابی که خوب تونسته این دو زمینه رو به هم پیوند بزنه. ویگوتسکی مطالعات گستردهای کرده؛ درین حد که توی این کتاب از داستایوفسکی و تولستوی مثال میآره و از یه طرف دیگه خیلی خوب هم دیدگاههای رفتارگرایی، گشتالتی و مکتب روسیه(که ما نخونده بودیمش) و پیاژه رو هم میدونه و نقدشون میکنه. نمیشه از زبان حرف زد و اسمی از ویگوتسکی نیوورد.
Feb 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vygotsky is to Piaget as Wittgenstein is to St. Augustine.

Puzzle over that one, why don't you?

What is taken for granted in any system of thought is often the thing most in need of explanation. Piaget talked about the development of language, but took for granted many of the substructures that set the stage for language learning. Vygotsky effectively said of Piaget's work, "Yes, of course that's what children do... but how are they doing it?"

St. Augustine, meanwhile, espoused a view of language t
Jun 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, 2016, linguistics
يبتدئ فيجوتسكي طرحه بنقد نظرية بياجيه وشترن قبل أن يفصل في نظريته حول الفكر والفكر اللفظي واللغة مركزًا على نمو هذه الجوانب لدى الأطفال وتطورها لديهم على وجه الخصوص وارتباطها ببعض الفروع اللغوية كدلالات الألفاظ وعلم الأصوات متناولًا إياها من عدة نواح كالذكاء ولغة الصم والتفريق بين لغة الإنسان والحيوانات معتمدًا في ذلك على دراسته التي أجراها على الأطفال بالإضافة لبعض الأمثلة الأدبية كأعمال دوستوفسكي وتولستوي.

عرف فيجوتسكي لدى البعض بأنه لا يراجع أعماله بشكل مفصل بعد كتابتها، ويتبين هذا في تكرار ال
Jul 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the first books I read about linguistics. Little did I know when I first started reading it, Thought and Language, was to start a life-long passion for the subject. When I was teaching young children, every day was a chance to be in a linguistics lab This book is a wonderful way for anyone to start learning about theories of linguistics.
I could tell you that I am done reading this, but as an education student, I will never be done reading this. This is a foundational text, and deserves to be so.
Laura Dam
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cuando estaba haciendo el profesorado en Ciencias Físicas, me tocó leer este libro como parte de una materia de psicología del aprendizaje. Siendo una persona proveniente de las ciencias fácticas no pensaba que las ciencias sociales tuvieran mucho que decirme, y de hecho la mayoría de los textos obligatorios escritos por los teóricos de las Ciencias de la Educación eran una suma de obviedades repetidas hasta el hartazgo, simplemente tomando un párrafo y parafraseando para decir lo mismo una y ot ...more
Sep 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dense. Hard to read. But, the theory behind it seems good. I'll definitely have to re-read after I learn more about psychology.
Miguel Ángel Ocaña Silva
Un estudio muy interesante que viene a actualizar y confrontar las teorías existentes hasta el momento sobre el pensamiento, el lenguaje, su formación, la evolución de los significados de las palabras, el habla egoísta, el habla interna...
Evidentemente no es una novela, y el formato "estudio científico" no lo hace nada amigable al lector, pero el tema me parece tan interesante que le doy 5 estrellas aunque sea un libro muy de nicho.
Además teniendo hijos viene genial para ver cómo va evoluciona
Concetta Maddaluno
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Stile di scrittura logico e lineare. Ho amato particolarmente gli esempi soprattutto quelli tratti dai libri e romanzi russi più famosi. La parte più interessante: la settima, in risposta agli studi di Piaget sul linguaggio egocentrico
Claudio Valverde
Obra esencial para quienes ahondan en la psicología genética.Junto con Jean Piaget es uno de losgrandes pensadores en esta materia. Por otra parte establece la relación entre el desarrollo de la inteligencia y el entorno cultural y social.
Arne Arne
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aaron Cranmer
‘Thought and Language’ (Revised) the first few opening chapters are concerned with the problem of analyzing the relationship between both thought and speech. If we assume that what Vygotsky is looking at, in simple terms is the ‘Meaning of word’ or the ‘Word Meaning’, we can deduce that he is primarily interested in the study of semantics.
He outlines in this book the problems with analyzing these component parts separately. He feels mainly that because they are interconnected they should not be
Feb 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: doctoral-reading
How does one rank theory/research? This is a question I've been struggling with. While this is my least favorite form of reading, it is essential. Vygotsky's findings and theories are as relevant today as they were in 1934 when this text was first published. If only those making decisions about American public education would pick up this Russian psychologist and read his work... I appreciated that Vygotsky took the various psychological schools, gave a brief history, and then explained their sh ...more
Nov 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's all there... language use by primates by language-delayed children, critique of Piaget, Tolstoy's views of education, the co-evolution of thought and language. And yes, zones of proximal development is mentioned. But it's such a small part, I'm surprised that it is what is mainly highlited. This was very easy to read because it came quickly to the conclusions. However, I would like easier access to the research that lay behind the conclusions. A very worthwhile read.
Lawrence Linnen
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most important application of Vygotsky's theory to education is in his concept of a zone of proximal development. This concept is important because teachers can use it as a guide to a child's development. It allows a teacher to know what a student is able to achieve through the use of a mediator and thus enables the teacher to help the child attain that level by themselves.
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
Vygotsky deconstructs Piaget, shows knowledge about Montessori and presents us with theories that took too long to solidify in the western world.
The last chapter goes from Tolstoi, to Gogol, to Dostoievsky... Brilliant from a linguistic pov.
El Zuco
really theoretical, technical psychological analysis of the relation between thought and language...

i honestly don't have huge desires to finish it:(
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: professional
Takes a while to digest, but well worth the effort.
Jul 17, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
holy cow! if you want to get really theoretical about language acqusition read this. it is all about how thought and language come into being in people and how they are related. neat!
Wilson Silva
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente livro do psicólogo russo que aborda temas capitais da psicologia.
Clifton Toliver
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pshychology
Still one of the best books around on the relationship between thought and language.
Scott Ford
Feb 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
In-depth exploration of the development of language, and it's connections to social context.
one of my professors at bmc was obsessed with vygotsky!
Thomas Lunsford
Jun 22, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dude, this book is tough. But interesting.
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book when teaching children to read.
Jul 12, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you want to learn more about how language develops, you might as well read it from the guru. He writes like C.S. Lewis, so it takes a while to digest.
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Lev Semenovich Vygotsky (Russian: Лев Семёнович Выготский or Выготский, born Lev Simyonovich Vygodsky) was a Soviet developmental psychologist and the founder of cultural-historical psychology. ...more
“A word devoid of thought is a dead thing, and a thought unembodied in words remains a shadow.” 53 likes
“En ausencia de un sistema de signos lingüísticos u otros, solo es posible el más primitivo y limitado tipo de comunicación"; ésta, que se manifiesta por medio de movimientos expresivos, observados fundamentalmente entre los animales, no es tanto comunicación como expresión de afectos. (pag. 12-cap. 1)” 0 likes
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