“I Gotta Use Words When I Talk to You”

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(6), 466–467. Reviews the book, The Social Context of Language by Ivana Marková (Ed.) (1978). Markova constrains the content areas but broadens the interpretation of context and juxtaposes predominantly theoretical with empirical articles. In her appraisal of Cartesian influence and the familiar call of pragmatics, she manages to avoid mere reiteration of an overwritten script. The two major protagonists in the first section, which deals with the precursors of language, are Bruner and Dore. The papers grouped in the language and thought section make up a disparate collection in quality and content. The book raises in a lively, scholarly manner many contemporary issues that are well worth attention. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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