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FEITOSA, Ludmila Dantas; THIAGO DE PAULA, Cruz; PIZA, Suze de Oliveira  and  CASTRO, Dagmar Silva Pinto de. Thought language and thought in language: the signification act in Merleau-Ponty. Psicol inf. [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.11, pp.81-98. ISSN 1415-8809.

This paper presents a theoretical research whose goal is to find out the relation between language and thought in Merleau-Ponty's texts. Inspired by a writing by Vygotsky in which he affirms that it is hard to define the meaning as a phenomenon of language or of thought, we decided to approach the act of signification to which Merleau-Ponty also refers. We noticed that in the act of ascribing sense, thought and language are in a non-dissociable relationship in which one is not the cause of the other; while language expresses thought, thought is appropriated by language.

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