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Lev S. Vygotsky on Language - Dictionary of Arguments

Deacon I 450
Psychology/Language/Wygotski/Deacon: In the 1930s, Wygotski put forward the theory that many psychic processes in humans can be understood as internalized versions of processes that are actually social. The use of the public language can then be perceived as a means of forming a certain distance from our subjective experiences. In this way, we include a speaker/listener relationship in our cognition and thus a virtual social distance that allows us to reflect on ourselves. So we can talk to ourselves as we talk to others.
, >Language use, >Language/Wittgenstein, >Use,
>Description levels, >Reflection, >Self-knowledge, >Self-identification.
Development/Wygotski: Wygotski sees our psychological development as a process,...
I 451 adapting to social norms in this way.
>Norms, >Sozialisation.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Vygotsky I
L. S. Vygotsky
Thought and Language Cambridge, MA 1986

Dea I
T. W. Deacon
The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of language and the Brain New York 1998

Dea II
Terrence W. Deacon
Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter New York 2013

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