Re: [xmca] Reference for ontological and phylogenetic language comparison

From: Wolff-Michael Roth (
Date: Thu Jan 11 2007 - 07:21:51 PST

A CHAT perspective built on the dialectic of individual and
collective, the person realizes cultural possibilities available to
any one else. From this perspective, children grow up in a different
material context, hearing different utterances in the context of
different situation. This would lead to the contention that ontogeny
does not recapitulate phylogeny, much in the same way that a present
day football game would not recapitulate the first football game ever
played or its precursor. (The referent of "football" can be taken the
British or American way).

On 11-Jan-07, at 6:46 AM, wrote:

Dan I. Slobin has an article, "From Ontogenesis to phylogenesis: what
child language tell us about language evolution?" that appears in IN
j. Langer, S.T. Parker edited volume, "BIology and Knowledge.

The questions he poses in the article are: Does linguistic ontogeny
recapitulate phylogeny?, Does linguistic diachrony recapitulate
OD children create grammatical forms?

good read but not a CHAT perspective but rather biologicaly based.


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