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The Language and Thought of the Child : Routledge Classics - Jean Piaget

The Language and Thought of the Child

Routledge Classics

By: Jean Piaget, Marjorie Gabain (Translator), Ruth Gabain (Translator)

Paperback Published: 11th October 2001
ISBN: 9780415267502
Number Of Pages: 320

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This book is for anyone who has ever wondered how a child develops language, thought, and knowledge. Before this classic appeared, little was known of the way children think. In 1923, however, Jean Piaget, the most important developmental psychologist of the twentieth century, took the psychological world by storm with The Language and Thought of the Child. Applying for the first time the insights of social psychology and psychoanalysis to the observation of children, he uncovered the ways in which a child actively constructs his or her understanding of the world through language. The book has since been a source of inspiration and guidance to generations of parents and teachers. While its conclusions remain contentious to this very day, few can deny the huge debt we owe to this pioneering work in our continuing attempts to understand the minds of the child.

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'His theory of child development has influenced the way millions of schoolchildren have been taught.' - Times Literary Supplement 'Jean Piaget breaks startling new ground by showing us how a child's grasp of concepts develops as inevitably as his bones.' - The Observer

Foreword to the First Edition
Foreword to the Third Edition
The Functions of Language in Two Children of Sixp. 1
Types and Stages in the Conversation of Children between the Ages of Four and Sevenp. 50
Understanding and Verbal Explanation between Children of the Same Age between the Years of Six and Eightp. 76
Some Peculiarities of Verbal Understanding in the Child between the Ages of Nine and Elevenp. 129
The Questions of a Child of Sixp. 165
The Measure of Ego-centric Language in Verbal Communication between the Adult and the Child and in Verbal Exchanges between Childrenp. 242
Appendixp. 287
Indexp. 293
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415267502
ISBN-10: 0415267501
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 11th October 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 3

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