Publication details [#3697]
Gelder, B. De. 1981. Attributing mental states: A second look at mother-child interaction. In Parret, Herman, Marina Sbisà and Jef Verschueren, eds. Possibilities and limitations of pragmatics. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins. pp. 237–250. https://doi.org/10.1075/slcs.7.16gel
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Person as a subject
G. launches an attack on Bruner's 'mentalism'. She maintains that a mother's assistance in bringing a child to act in a certain way amounts to more than assisting the child in articulating his or her own intentions - no doubt norms are imposed in the process of interpreting the child's intentions.