As Piaget consistently acknowledges, all learning is an active process. Reading, then, is an activity, a proecess of confrontation between an individual and a text (3). For both Piaget and Chomsky, language is highly strcutured. In Chomsky's terms, there is a linguistic relationship between the surface structure and the phonological aspects of language.
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