Re: [xmca] J.M. Baldwin

From: Phil Chappell (
Date: Tue Jun 06 2006 - 05:00:00 PDT

Mike, Steve T, Artin, and others interested in Baldwin's work,

Thanks for the connections to Valsiner and van der Veer, and also
Cahan. My initial interest is in the two types of imitation that
Baldwin proposed - imitative suggestion and persistent imitation.
These forms of imitation could be thought of as a form involving
transformation and a form not (?). Steve, your colleague Jim Lantolf,
referring to V and VdV and also Baldwin, wrote that "persistent
imitation anticipates the future and as such involves "feed-
forward" (instead of feedback), which enables the organism to
preadapt to future encounters with the world". An interesting thought.

I'll certainly look up the book by "the V's"... thanks!

Imitation and the zoped. Hm.


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