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

Old codger that I am, Carol, I am going to take issue with you here too! In 1975 Piaget and Chomsky had a public debate. I assume that each did their homework beforehand and read at least something of the other's work!  :)


Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (1980). Language and learning: The debate between Jean Piaget and Noam Chomsky. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (1994). Ever since language and learning: Afterthoughts on the Piaget-Chomsky debate. Cognition, 50(1), 315-346.

On Dec 17, 2014, at 8:54 AM, Carol Macdonald <carolmacdon@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> Behaviousrism.
> As to cognitive psychology - well I suppose we should be pleased, but
> Chomsky had no direct hand in that.
> Carol.
> On 17 December 2014 at 14:49, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co>
> wrote:
>> 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
> Academic, Researcher,  and Editor
> Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa