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Re: Arievitch on Arievitch on Galperin i tak dalie (reposting)

Peter-- the Arievitch is there for the press of a button via the xmca
web page and worth reading for its relevance to many of the issues we
have been discussing. 

Your point about imitation is important. I do not think in this case we have
a translation at the level of ego versus subject that Igor refers to in his
note. Rather, the concept of imitation is polysemic and used in differnt
meantings by different people. Seth Chaiklin raises this issue vis a vis
Vygotsky and I am encountering it in the current literature on infant/
child development as well as controversies arising from competing theories
of hominization and bonobo/chimp--human differences. A discussion of the
meanings of imitation in the literature and their implications for chat
would be well worthwhile.