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[Xmca-l] Re: Chomsky, Vygotsky, and phenomenology

Well yes, and as linguistic and psychology student I was very proud of him
for his review, it made me laugh and laugh.  But Chomsky never read Piaget
or Vygotsky.  He would have been interested in Vygotsky's interpretation of

As to cognitive psychology - well I suppose we should be pleased, but
Chomsky had no direct hand in that.


On 17 December 2014 at 14:49, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co>
> Chomsky knew enough about psychology to write a devastating review of B.
> F. Skinner's book 'Verbal behavior,' which still makes very interesting
> reading. And Chomsky's own book 'Syntactic Structures' was one of the key
> components in the emergence of cognitive psychology in the late 1950s, as
> Howard Gardner's book makes clear.
> Martin

Carol A  Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
Developmental psycholinguist
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