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[Xmca-l] Re: units of analysis? LSV versus ANL


Am I reading correctly this extract that you have highlighted ?  ANL says that LSV saw verbal communication occurring under conditions of activity, whereas ANL himself proposes that activity occurs under conditions of language and communication. Put this way, both formulations seem incorrect. First, speech is a form of activity; second, (nonverbal) activity can circumscribe speech, and speech can circumscribe activity. That is to say, there is a relation of mutuality between the two. What am I missing?


On Oct 17, 2014, at 12:58 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> Thus, Vygotsky’s proposition that consciousness is a product of the child’s
> verbal communication under conditions of his activity and in relation to
> the material reality that surrounds him must be turned around: the
> consciousness of a child is a product of his human activity in relation to
> objective reality, taking place under conditions of language and under
> conditions of verbal communication.