Re: [xmca] Baldwin and Imitation

From: Phil Chappell <philchappell who-is-at>
Date: Thu Jan 24 2008 - 19:57:05 PST

Just answering my own question here - I had forgotten a terrific
archive of Baldin exists on the net. See the following for my
question's answer.

On 25/01/2008, at 1:36 PM, Phil Chappell wrote:

> Dear All,
> I'm getting myself in a twist over terminology used by others to
> explain James Mark Baldwin's forms of imitation. On the one hand,
> Valsiner and van der Veer talk of 'pre-imitative suggestions' which
> are not future-oriented, and 'imitative suggestion', which is future-
> oriented and is apparently divided into "simple
> imitation" (sensorimotor or ideomotor suggestion, which tends to
> keep itself going by reinstating its own stimulation - Baldwin in V
> and V) and "persistent imitation", which is where novelty is
> constructed (and sits nicely within a sociocultural theory of
> internalisation).
> On the other hand, Lantolf claims Baldwin "distinguishes two types
> of imitation - imitative suggestion and persistent imitation". He
> seems to liken imitative suggestion to simple imitation and
> persistent imitation to that described above.
> If anybody can help me fast track an understanding of terminology of
> Baldwin himself, I'd be very grateful.
> Cheers, and happy Invasion Day for Australia tomorrow.
> Phil
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