chapter  I
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-Grammar and Logic

CONJUNCTIONS EXPRESSING CAUSAL, LOGICAL, AND DISCORDANT RELATIONS, AS USED BY CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF THREE AND NINE.l

WE have endeavoured to show in an earlier work that thought in the child is ego-centnc, i.e. that the child thinks for himself without troubling to make himself understood nor to place himself at the other person's point of VIew. We tried, above all, to show that these ego-centric habits have a considerable effect upon the structure of thought itself Thus It is chiefly because he feels no need to socialize his thought that the child is so little concerned, or at any rate so very much less concerned than we are, to convince his hearers or to prove his point.