[xmca] process structure of semiotic mediation

From: ERIC.RAMBERG@spps.org
Date: Wed Nov 01 2006 - 11:07:57 PST

Do these definitions make sense for understanding Valsiner's views on
process structure of semiotic mediation?

Sign ? "semiotic mediators, voices, meanings"

Process ? Vygotsky's lower and higher psychological process idea

Intrapsychological communication ? using the sign to focus on future plans

Interpsychological communication ? using signs to speak with others

Prospective development ? Valsiner's "zone of free movement" idea

Hierarchization ? as a conversation continues signs may take on regulatory
properties as they become more generalized or generalizable

Regulation ? how a sign can assist in the development of a person's process
structure, also, how people's conversations become framed

I see the process structure idea in being very helpful for the purpose of
having discussions pertaining to activity and how activity assists in the
development of higher psychological functions.

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