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[Xmca-l] Re: Psychology of Language



Larry,

Looking at the description that Chuck posted a while ago....

" Lots of Vygotsky and Activity theory, of course, along with phenomenology, pragmatism, structurational sociology, interactionism, language, writing studies, etc."

...the books (2 vols) look great for a graduate course, perhaps interdisciplinary. But for an undergrad course that is one in a series on "basic processes in psychology" (yes, the phrase contains many dubious implications) I don't think they would work.

Martin


On Apr 24, 2014, at 9:42 AM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Martin,
> I would suggest looking at Chuck Bazerman's book on *Literate Action*.
> [accessed for free but very current]
> It explores psychology and culture and language and each chapter explores a
> particular theme.
> 
> If not the entire book, than particular chapters such as chapter 9 on
> utterance and meaning.
> 
> The focus is on rhetoric and writing but individual chapters may be helpful
> as introductions to the complexity of the field.
> The theme of *order* and *freedom* runs through the book.
> Larry
> 
> 
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 6:35 AM, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co
>> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Bella,
>> 
>> Thanks, but what I'm looking for is a text on the role of language in
>> psychology. I'm teaching a course that when last taught used this text,
>> which was published in 1998. I'd like something more contemporary, and more
>> aligned with a sociocultural perspective:
>> 
>> <http://www.amazon.com/The-Psychology-Language-Paul-Whitney/dp/0395757509>
>> 
>> Martin
>> 
>> On Apr 23, 2014, at 11:55 PM, Bella Kotik-Friedgut <bella.kotik@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Martin, if you mean something like the following
>>> Williams, M. & Burden, R. (1997). *Psychology for Language
>>> Teachers,*Cambridge Language Library.
>>> I am teaching a course: Psychological aspects of new language learning
>> and
>>> teaching.
>>> So if you need something more specific please ask.
>>> 
>>> Sincerely yours Bella Kotik-Friedgut
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 2:39 AM, Martin John Packer <
>> mpacker@uniandes.edu.co
>>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Can anyone recommend a good undergraduate textbook on Psychology and/of
>>>> Language?
>>>> 
>>>> Martin
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>> 
>> 
>>