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[Xmca-l] Re: Play and symbolic thought --

I wonder if there would be anyway to make some of these recordings
available to others on XMCA?
It would be interesting to crowd-source an analysis of what sounds like
really fascinating data that your teachers collected!!
(and you could restrict it to a select audience if you'd like - whomever is
interested or whomever has the link).

And you could by-pass IRB concerns if the people in the videos put the
videos up on youtube themselves. People put up video of their kids all the
time, so that's kosher. Then once someone puts it up, we could all go and

(and if anyone has time, I'm sure there are already videos in existence on
youtube that show precisely the kinds of things Beth is talking about - but
finding them would be the challenge. Anyone up for that?).

Happy to read/watch this conversation...

On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:50 AM, <nacho.montero@uam.es> wrote:

> Hi Beth!
> How are you doing? It is friday afternoon here in Madrid, there are a lot
> of things to do but...I have got captured by your message (just as Andy
> was), and impressed by the other colleagues' answers...
> In addition to the pleasure of saying Hi to you, I would like to add
> couple of tip, most in the line of previous messages (Hi Peg!!):
> First, my colleague Cintia Rodríguez has made rich description of
> "triadic" interaccions (adult, baby and joy) where found symbolic uses of
> the object as early as the begining of the second year.
> My second tip is logical/methodological: It is nice to realize that you
> and your teachers are using a view of causal reasoning in terms of just one
> cause for just an effect, so you would be able to say as Aristotle, "we
> know a phenomenom when we know its cause". Peg is very lucid when says: "so
> why prescursor relation between play and symbolic thought?"
> And you can also add, which type of play for which type of symbolism?
> (remember Pierce's system of symbols).
> My last tip, why don't you explore/describe/analyze the developmental
> theory that your teachers and their children's parents use in everyday
> activities?
> Have a nice weekend!

Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
883 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Status: O