Toward and integrated model of semiotic development

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Toward and integrated model of semiotic development. / Zlatev, Jordan; McCune, Lorraine.

Cognitive Development: Theories, Stages, Processes and Challenges. ed. / Ron Chen. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2014. p. 59-76.

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Zlatev, J & McCune, L 2014, Toward and integrated model of semiotic development. in R Chen (ed.), Cognitive Development: Theories, Stages, Processes and Challenges. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 59-76.

APA

Zlatev, J., & McCune, L. (2014). Toward and integrated model of semiotic development. In R. Chen (Ed.), Cognitive Development: Theories, Stages, Processes and Challenges (pp. 59-76). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

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Zlatev J, McCune L. 2014. Toward and integrated model of semiotic development. Chen R, editor. In Cognitive Development: Theories, Stages, Processes and Challenges. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. pp. 59-76.

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Zlatev, Jordan and Lorraine McCune "Toward and integrated model of semiotic development". Chen, Ron (ed.). Cognitive Development: Theories, Stages, Processes and Challenges. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2014, 59-76.

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Zlatev J, McCune L. Toward and integrated model of semiotic development. In Chen R, editor, Cognitive Development: Theories, Stages, Processes and Challenges. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2014. p. 59-76

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Zlatev, Jordan ; McCune, Lorraine. / Toward and integrated model of semiotic development. Cognitive Development: Theories, Stages, Processes and Challenges. editor / Ron Chen. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2014. pp. 59-76

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TY - CHAP

T1 - Toward and integrated model of semiotic development

AU - Zlatev, Jordan

AU - McCune, Lorraine

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - In previous work, McCune (1995, 2008) and Zlatev (2007, 2013) recognized the importance of reviving a coherent cross-domain theory of semiotic development. Despite inevitable differences, the two approaches converge on their explanations of development across the first three years. Both recognized representational ability as a critical feature at the transition to language and both emphasized the importance of intersubjectivity. McCune sought a non-linguistic measure of mental representation for comparison with language development in its early phases and operationalized Piaget’s descriptions of play levels through detailed analyses of naturalistic longitudinal and cross-sectional data. Zlatev documented a step-wise development of intersubjectivity over the first three years of life, emphasizing the central role of bodily mimesis (cf. Donald, 1991). Despite varying sources, both models identified five levels/stages of semiotic development that cohere remarkably well. The present chapter presents a comparison of the McCune and Zlatev models, and proposes an integrated account offering a more complete analysis that now recognizes six stages of semiotic development, extending from birth through three years of age. The model is discussed in the context of broader frameworks such as dynamic systems (Thelen and Smith, 1994) and cognitive semiotics (Zlatev, 2012).

AB - In previous work, McCune (1995, 2008) and Zlatev (2007, 2013) recognized the importance of reviving a coherent cross-domain theory of semiotic development. Despite inevitable differences, the two approaches converge on their explanations of development across the first three years. Both recognized representational ability as a critical feature at the transition to language and both emphasized the importance of intersubjectivity. McCune sought a non-linguistic measure of mental representation for comparison with language development in its early phases and operationalized Piaget’s descriptions of play levels through detailed analyses of naturalistic longitudinal and cross-sectional data. Zlatev documented a step-wise development of intersubjectivity over the first three years of life, emphasizing the central role of bodily mimesis (cf. Donald, 1991). Despite varying sources, both models identified five levels/stages of semiotic development that cohere remarkably well. The present chapter presents a comparison of the McCune and Zlatev models, and proposes an integrated account offering a more complete analysis that now recognizes six stages of semiotic development, extending from birth through three years of age. The model is discussed in the context of broader frameworks such as dynamic systems (Thelen and Smith, 1994) and cognitive semiotics (Zlatev, 2012).

KW - symbols

KW - Imitation

KW - intersubjectivity

KW - language

KW - mimesis

KW - play

KW - representation

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 978-1-63117-604-3

SP - 59

EP - 76

BT - Cognitive Development: Theories, Stages, Processes and Challenges

A2 - Chen, Ron

PB - Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

ER -