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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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CORREIA, Mônica F. B.  and  MEIRA, Luciano R. L.. Exploring the construction of meanings in children's play. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.3, pp.356-364. ISSN 0102-7972.

This article presents an investigation of the constitutive aspects of meaning making, with a focus on children's play. We conceptualized this question from a cultural-historical perspective, based on which we offer examples and criteria for analyzing the dynamics of meaning making. Seven interdependent aspects of the process of meaning making are discussed: (a) exploratory motivation; (b) materiality; (c) narrativity; (d) dialogicality; (e) orchestration; (f) abbreviation; and (g) alter-regulation. Examples of these aspects and considerations about their emergence in different circumstances and types of interaction are presented.

Keywords : Meaning-making; play; dialogism; interaction; language.

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