Their primary use will be in the classroom with a tutor′s guidance, but the interactive style makes them equally appropriate for the purposes of self–study. More advanced students might want to use the Units to learn at their own pace, and in all cases, the careful structure of the writing and the extensive use of Examples, Open Questions and Self–Assessment Questions make them ideal revision guides.
Part 1: What is Language?.
Definitions of Language.
What Kinds of Knowledge Do We Need In Order To Use and Understand Language?.
Theories of Language Understanding.
Part 2: What is Thinking?.
Definitions of Thinking.
Theories of Thinking.
Part 3: Thinking in Words.
Concepts and Context.
How are Concepts Organized?.
The Role of Language in Concepts.
Acquisition of Concepts.
Part 4: Theories of the Relationship Between Language and Thinking.
Language Depends on the Reflects and Individual s Level of Cognitive Development.
Language d Thiking develop Separately at First ut Then Merge and Develop Together.
Thinking Depends on Language.
Summary and Conclusion.
Part 5: Applications and Implications of the Theories.
Sexism in Language.
Answers to Self–assessment Questions.