Re: requesting assistance

Chris Evans (
Thu, 20 Mar 1997 19:45:18 +0100

> In this example, the child is using the trajectory of her finger
> as a
> symbol to "stand for" the movement of the clown. This is not sign-
> activity. Piaget, in fact, sees such symbolic uses of action as a
> forerunner to signs. Again, my point is that we think and relate in
> many ways, sensori-motor actions, images, emotional expereicne, that
> are not necessarily instances of sign activity.
> Best,
> Mike Mascolo

Talking of sign... those constructivists out there interested in the
sign world might like to join sign-speak, a list devoted to the
interface between the signing and speaking cultures. To join, send a
message to:
join sign-speak

in the body of the message. While I'm on this theme (!), those
interested in family therapy could send:
join aft
and those interested in therapeutic communities could send:
join atc

Best wishes all (again!, and more cheerily!)


Chris Evans, Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy,
Locum Consultant to the
Prudence Skynner Family Therapy Clinic,
St. George's Hospital Medical School, London University