Piagets Cognitive approach
Semantics (from Ancient Greek : σημαντικός sēmantikós ) [ 1 ] [ 2 ] is the study of meaning . It focuses on the relation between signifiers , like words , phrases , signs , and symbols , and what they stand for, their denotation . Linguistic semantics is the study of meaning that is used for understanding human expression through language.
This is the most-viewed and most-cited page on the site. Unfortunately. The site is principally about post-16 learning and teaching. From that point of view the most interesting aspect of Piaget's work are the ideas of assimilation and accommodation .
First Language Acquisition How children so quickly and as if by magic acquire language has interested people for thousands of years. Psammeticus , an Egyptian Pharoah during the 7 th century BC, believed language was inborn and that children isolated from birth from any linguistic influence would develop the language they had been born with.