Monthly Archives: August 2014

Reading Piaget in translation

How interesting! Paul Jurczak asserts that English translations of Piaget omit important metaphorical aspects of his work. (Referring to Margaret Cook’s translations of Piaget,) Jurczak notes that Piaget’s “…prose tends to be descriptive and spare in its use of metaphor … Continue reading

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The point of school

I’ve extracted this slightly from its context, but it makes for a lovely quote; Vivian Gussin Paley once wrote: “…the whole point of school is to find a common core of references without blurring our own special profiles….” Ref: p.viii … Continue reading

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The Primacy of Metaphor in Development

Robert R. Verbrugge once wrote: “Identifying the origins of metaphor is a perplexing puzzle. The assumption is often made that metaphoric language is a special competence, peripheral to the chief vocations of language and acquired relatively late in development. Support … Continue reading

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