[xmca] review of Italian translation of Thinking and Speech

From: Peter Smagorinsky <smago who-is-at uga.edu>
Date: Thu May 29 2008 - 15:10:52 PDT

I read a mention today of the Soviet Pedology Decree of 1936, and ran a
search to learn more. I found the attached book review (one of many in the
document), Rene van der Veer's review of an Italian translation of Thinking
and Speech. It's pretty sobering in terms of the quality of the translations
I've read in English-not so much because of bad translations, but rather
because the documents they were working from had been rewritten for
ideological purposes and distort a number of LSV's ideas. Rene, who knows as
much about these things as anyone, says that this is the first authentic
translation of Thinking and Speech into another language.


Meanwhile, can anyone talk about the Pedology Decree beyond what's in the
review? Thanks,Peter


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