Someone-- Michael?- Brought to mind the implications of different
translations of LSV's Thought and Language (1934/1962/1986) such that in
English in 1987
it became Thinking and Speech and yet he translates it as Thought and
As explained somewhere (the intro?) Norris Minnick (and Jim Wertsch, I
think) argued that the title should be thinking and speech. After all, the
for language is yazik (tounge, also). And rech is a direct translation of
speech. He gave up and gave a speech (rech). Language won't substitute.
But what about Myishlenie? The verb form is Myshlit. Its a noun. So, how did
it get to be a verb in English in 1987?
We have an ambiguity in english when nouns and verbs trade places, and
thinking/thought appears one of those places. "Tell me your thinking on this
project" " Or, "Give some thoughts
about this project" substitute pretty easily, yet one is, so to speak, in
motion, -ing'ing along, a process. The other is a product, at least
temporarily fixed. Thought and Speech works pretty good
me, being an English speaker.
Michael-- Is there variation in the translation into German?
Not unlike the way the discussion of word and sense appears to be thought of
by some of us.
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