Critical Personalism, Language and Development
Taking off from William Stem's theorizing about the role of language in person development, the article attempts to open new possibilities for the developmental analysis of subjectivity and individuality. Stem's notion of ‘Stellungnahme’ (the taking of a position) is made relevant for current discussions of positioning in discursive approaches to subjectivity and identity research and applied to the analysis of emotion talk. The article concludes with a discussion of the centrality of discourse for human action and language for discourse. © 2000, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.
Theory & Psychology
Bamberg, Michael, "Critical Personalism, Language and Development" (2000). Psychology. 160.