Thought and Language

  • Bärbel Inhelder
  • Annette Karmiloff-Smith
Part of the Topics in Cognitive Development book series (TOPCOGDEV, volume 2)


This paper, written on the half-century anniversary of Jean Piaget’s first book, The Language and Thought of the Child (French ed., 1923), does not claim to be an original contribution to this problem. Rather, our aim is to review some of the essential aspects of Piaget’s position with regard to language and cognition.


Cognitive Development Mental Imagery Action Scheme Cognitive Conflict Symbolic Play 
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© Jean Piaget Society 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bärbel Inhelder
    • 1
  • Annette Karmiloff-Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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