ERIC Number: ED113028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Children's Language and Cognitive Development: Theoretical Issues.
Hutson, Barbara A.
This paper presents a system for describing and categorizing various theories of language and thinking. Within this system, theories are described in terms of their position on three basic issues: (1) the direction of dependency between language and cognition, (2) the necessity of that dependency, and (3) the level of specificity at which the dependency is believed to operate. In addition, a theory may stipulate that these relationships are stable or varying over time. It is suggested that this descriptive system might be used to compare the positions of two theorists, to compare changes over time in a given theorist's stated position, or to determine the level of proof adequate for testing a given theoretical statement. (Author/BRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, Aug. 30-Sep. 3, 1974)