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Vygotsky and cognitive science: Language and the unification of the social andcomputational mind. William Frawley. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.Pp. 384.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 October 2000

Diane Beals
Affiliation:
University of Tulsa

Abstract

Vygotsky's social psycholinguist approach is not incompatible with computational approaches to the study of mind. In this way William Frawley sets the stage for a Vygoskyan cognitive science. Socioculturalists' theorizing on the work of the human mind has long maintained boundaries against cognitive science's information processing approaches and language, and vice versa. Frawley argues that no such division is entirely necessary and offers powerful ways of linking the two ways of thinking. Frawley's background in both Vygotskyan and other sociocultural theories, as well as in cognitive science and computational theories, places him in an important position to make these links.

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