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[Xmca-l] Re: Psychology of Language


The background to my recommendation of Bazerman's book goes back to my own
 undergraduate experience with a basic course in the *behavioural sciences*
taught by *Fred Brown* who studied with John Dewey in Chicago. A key text
used in the course was written by Dewey.

I left that course with an enduring QUESTION of the reciprocal relation of
the social to the personal.
Reading Bazerman's book recast me back to that earlier undergraduate
course that left me with an ABIDING QUESTION  that continues to reverberate
[most recently while reading Bazerman's book.].
Reading Bazerman's book I was reminded of my personal response to this
particular undergraduate course which I took in the 1970's and
wondered about this theme of developing *abiding questions* as a key
purpose of undergraduate courses

Your reference to Whitney's text as maybe too cognitive in its *genres* I
read as you wanting to help the students come to QUESTION this cognitive
bias in the psychological literature exploring language..

Bazerman's text itself may be too advanced, but the general theme of
*genres* and *social facts*  in Bazerman's book develops  a central aspect
of the psychology of language which offers a clear contrast with more
cognitive biases.

On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 4:56 AM, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co
> wrote:

> Hi Vera,
> Yes, of course there's Bruner's work on narrative etc.
> Stern is good, though his book was published in 1979. I wonder whether
> something like the 2011 book of the same title by Traxler might be better.
> Until we roll our own.
> The Bain book is selling for $300 on Amazon! Might you have a pdf of your
> chapter?
> Martin
> On Apr 25, 2014, at 12:09 AM, Vera John-Steiner <vygotsky@unm.edu> wrote:
> > I would sign on to that. I do have an old chapter with Paul Tatter that
> > appeared in a volume edited by Bruce Bain: The Sociogenesis of Language
> and
> > Human Conduct with an introduction by Mike.  If you end up with a book of
> > readings this book may offer some pickings for you, including Courtney
> > Cazden, Dell Hymes and Ivan Illich. I would also like to suggest a short
> > book by Dan Slobin on Psycholinguistics.
> > The chapter headings you enumerate in a previous e-mail sound a little
> heavy
> > on experimental work and light on narrative and discourse analysis.
> > Vera
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu
> > [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Martin John Packer
> > Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:10 PM
> > To: laure.kloetzer@gmail.com; eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> > Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Psychology of Language
> >
> > Let me add that if Laure's suggestion is that we work on an xmca
> > collectively-authored text(book), I would be all in favor!
> >
> > Martin
> >
> > On Apr 24, 2014, at 8:42 AM, Laure Kloetzer
> > <laure.kloetzer@gmail.com<mailto:laure.kloetzer@gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> > If not: why wouldn't we edit this textbook that we need ?
> >
> >