Semantyka czy syntaktyka? Rola języka w rozwoju dziecięcej teorii umysłu
Rocznik: 2007 Tom: 13 Numer: 2
The article is a review of studies on the relationship between children’s theory of mind (ToM) and two aspects of language development: semantic and syntactic. Special attention is drawn to longitudinal studies which provide the best insight into causal relations. An analysis of studies indicates that although both aspects of language may play causal role, their relative significance depends probably on the phase of ToM development. Syntactic aspect, especially syntax of complement sentences, seems to be relatively more important in an earlier period of ToM because it may determine or stimulate structural changes in theory of mind. Implications of these results for the two models of transition from implicit to explicit ToM are discussed.