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Temas em Psicologia

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BEZERRA, Giovani Ferreira  and  ARAUJO, Doracina Aparecida de Castro. On language: considerations about verbal activity based on historical-cultural psychology. Temas psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.21, n.1, pp. 83-96. ISSN 1413-389X.

This work consists in a literature review article. Are explored some inter-relationships between the cognitive and communicative functions of the human verbal activity, from Historical-Cultural Psychology perspective. It's used the bibliographical research technique. The objective consists of understanding the phylogenetic and ontogenetic development of human language by the analysis of the main psychological functions performed and provided by the language itself. According to the adopted theoretical referential, the emergence of the language in phylogenesis is linked to the work process. The work gives rise to the human need for objective communication, endowed with social significance. Yet in the ontogenesis, child language is initially characterized as pre-intellectual, being dissociated of thinking. However, through interactive social processes, thinking and language come across. Thereby, the language gains complex intellectual properties, becoming an important tool for psychic regulation under which new cognitive possibilities emerge for the humanization of man himself. This is possible by the emergence of perceptual functions, memorization, attention, abstraction, generalization and formation of own conscience.

Keywords : Language; historical-cultural psychology; higher psychological functions.

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