Category: Language and Thought

Vera Demberg: Modeling human sentence-processing

Modeling human sentence-processing can help us both better understand how the brain processes language, and also help improve user interfaces. For example, our systems...

Word as a Tool for Scientific Concept Development

The purpose of the experiment reported by Vygotsky in his book Thought and Speech was to discover the role that a word plays and the character of its functional use in...

Scientific vs. Spontaneous Concepts: Vygotskian perspective

Vygotsky borrowed the terms spontaneous and non-spontaneous from Piaget; however, he included scientific concepts in non-spontaneous and preferred the term everyday co...

Concept Development in Bilinguals: Vygotskian Framework

Russian psychologist L.S. Vygotsky worked in the 1920s and 1930s, and devoted a large portion of his book Thought and Speech (Vygotsky, 1986) to the experimental work ...

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