ERIC Number: ED113712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Language, Learning, and Cognitive Processes.
Di Vesta, Francis J.
This book defines the concept of language; examines what pupils do when they learn, recall, and transfer information; and explains how cognitive processes and language processes differ during various maturational levels and among various experiential settings. Subjects dealt with include: four models by which language can be studied; the elements of language and the way they affect behavior; cognitive development from the vantage point of Piaget's theyry; the stages of language development; the factors affecting concept formation and acquisition; the way language can be used to relate new material to the learner's knowledge structures; the contemporary view of memory and retrieval; the teaching of reading and the differences between beginning and fluent readers; various means of increasing reading comprehension; ways that language is related to status, prestige, and power; and the learning of a second language. (RB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comprehension, Dialects, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Language Usage, Semantics
Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, Monterey, California 93440 ($3.25 paper)
Publication Type: Books
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