Thought and Language

By Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky


Since it was introduced to the English-speaking world in 1962, Lev Vygotsky’s highly original exploration of human mental development has become recognised as a classic foundational work of cognitive science.

Vygotsky analyses the relationship between words and consciousness, arguing that speech is social in its origins and that only as children develop does it become internalised verbal thought.

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