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Sergienko E.A. Cognitive nature of speech “explosion”

Full text in Russian: Сергиенко Е.А. Когнитивная природа речевого «взрыва»
Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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The review was argued continuity in the cognitive development of infants, which proceeded to the verbal explosion. The different acquisitions in all domains of early cognitive development accumulated  for the transition from preverbal to verbal level gradually. The author offered that for the transition to the verbal level it was necessary the development of the cognitive domains such as deferred imitation, self cognition, categorization, preverbal communication. The continuity of cognitive development was followed from evolution to ontogenesis of human. The distinction the animal cognitive model from human cognitive model consisted in the out of situations and  the development of metacognitions. The appearance of the verbal shift can be described as the regular transition of the dynamic system to a new level organization by the reinforcement of the different components of cognitive development.

Keywords: cognitive development, evolution of speech development, speech explosion, categorization, delayed actions, self-knowledge, continuity of cognitive and speech development


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Date of publication: 14 October 2008.

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Sergienko Еlena А. Ph.D., Professor, Head, Department of Developmental Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Yaroslavskaya, 13, 129366 Moscow, Russia.
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