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



While Chomsky is indeed very influential his approach to language and its
acquisition is opposite to that of Vygotsky. He focuses on syntax while
Vygotsky focuses on semantics.
He proposes an innate language acquisition device while Vygotsky approaches
language developmentally. (I am repeating some of Carol's points.) He is a
Cartesian,while Vygotsky
Opposed mind/body dualism. And the list goes on.
I don't think he can be integrated into CHAT.
Vera
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[mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Carol Macdonald
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 7:37 AM
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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Chomsky, Vygotsky, and phenomenology

Do you think Chomsky knows he is? Howard Gardner is a very generous fellow.

On 17 December 2014 at 16:28, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co>
wrote:
>
> oh, I just read your second paragraph...
>
> Howard Gardner lists Noam Chomsky as one of the "founders of cognitive 
> science," along with Jerome Bruner, John McCarthy, George Miller, and 
> Allen Newell (1985, p. 23).
>
> Gardner, H. (1985). The mind's new science: A history of the cognitive 
> revolution. New York: Basic Books.
>
> Martin
>
> 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
>
>
>

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Carol A  Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
Developmental psycholinguist
Academic, Researcher,  and Editor
Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa