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The Nature and ontogenesis of meaning

Author: Willis F Overton; David Stuart Palermo
Publisher: Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1994.
Series: Jean Piaget Symposium series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addressing philosophical, theoretical and empirical perspectives, this volume explores the understanding of the nature and development of meaning. Contemporary issues that frame alternative  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willis F Overton; David Stuart Palermo
ISBN: 0805812113 9780805812114
OCLC Number: 30070109
Description: xiii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Contests of meaning: the computational and the embodied mind. --2. The communal creation of meaning.--3. What is a conceptual system?--4. Design for a theory of meaning.--5. A developmental analysis of cognitive semantics: what is the role of metaphor in the construction of knowledge and reasoning?--6. Word meanings and what it takes to learn them: reflections on the Piaget-Chomsky debate.--7. The foundations of logic and the foundations of cognition.--8. Affective dimensions of meaning.--9. From acting to understanding: the comparative development of meaning.--10. meaning and expression.--11. Constructivist explanations for language acquisition may be insufficient: the case for language- specific principles.--12. Plot, plight, and dramatism: interpret- ation at three ages.--13. Semantic naturalism: the problem of meaning and naturalistic psychology.
Series Title: Jean Piaget Symposium series.
Responsibility: edited by Willis F. Overton, David S. Palermo.
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