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Title: Vygotsky's psycho-semiotics
Subtitle: Theories, instrument and interpretive analyses
Written By: Charlotte Hua Liu

Reviewing and elaborating L. S. Vygotsky's view of language mediated
development, this work presents an extension of the Russian thinker's
developmental psycho-semiotics to an educational psycho-semiotics.
Interpreting original discussions of tool-mediation as developmental
mechanism, this book addresses the question of what occurs in the
interpersonal environment that enables the internalisation of tool and the
development of thinking. Filling in a gap in Vygotsky's theoretical framework,
it discusses in detail inter-psychological processes as the social origins of
changes in the intra-psychological domain.

Besides theoretical descriptions, this book also offers an original instrument
for educational research or practitioners' reflection of micro-genetic processes
of interaction and change. This instrument is then applied in interpretive
analyses of real-life classroom exchanges.

Contents: Psychological semiotics - Vygotsky - Language and thinking -
Language as psychological symbols - Mediated development - Theoretical
framework - Interpretive instrument - Interpretive analyses.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034305181
Pages: 249
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