Research in Verbal Behavior and Some Neurophysiological Implications

Research in Verbal Behavior and Some Neurophysiological Implications

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editors: Kurt Salzinger, Suzanne Salzinger
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270845

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Research in Verbal Behavior and Some Neurophysiological Implications focuses on varied approaches to the study of language, including verbal behavior in animals, mimicry, linguistics, and verbal satiation. The selection first offers information on verbal behavior in animals and dolphin's vocal mimicry as a unique ability and a way toward understanding. The book also ponders on the problem of response class in verbal behavior and verbal operant conditioning and awareness. Discussions focus on state of the organism as a determinant of response class, topography of response, common stimulus, and common effect. The publication takes a look at a behavioral basis for the polarity principle in linguistics, acquisition of grammar by children, and interdependencies of the bilingual's two languages. The manuscript also elaborates on verbal satiation and exploration of meaning relations and grammatical indicants of speaking style in normal and aphasic speakers. The selection is highly recommended for readers wanting to study verbal behavior.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    List of Contributors



    Section I. Verbal Behavior: Facts and Theories

    A. Verbal Behavior in Animals

    Verbal Behavior and the Mynah Bird

    Dolphin's Vocal Mimicry as a Unique Ability and a Step toward Understanding

    B. Verbal Behavior as Operant Responses

    The Problem of Response Class in Verbal Behavior

    Verbal Operant Conditioning and Awareness

    A Behavioral Basis for the Polarity Principle in Linguistics

    C. Acquisition of Grammar and Meaning

    Acquisition of Grammar by Children

    The Interdependencies of the Bilingual's Two Languages

    Emotions and Images in Language: A Learning Analysis of Their Acquisition and Function

    D. Loss of Meaning and Grammar

    The Study of Verbal or Semantic Satiation

    Verbal Satiation and the Exploration of Meaning Relations

    Grammatical Indicants of Speaking Style in Normal and Aphasic Speakers

    Some Experimental Investigations of Language in Aphasia

    E. The Place of Verbal Learning and Word Association in Current Studies of Language

    Psycholinguistics and Verbal Learning

    The Implications of Grammar for Word Associations

    F. Psychophysical Experiments with Verbal Responses as Stimuli

    Context and Other Determinants of Word Identification

    Vocal Behavior as an Information Channel of Speaker Status

    G. Temporal Aspects of Verbal Behavior

    The Relationship between Temporal Aspects of Speech, the Structure of Language, and the State of the Speaker

    A Stochastic Model of Speaker Switching in Natural Dialogue

    Section II. Verbal Behavior as a Function of States of the Organism

    Theory and Application of a Verbal Method of Measuring Transient Psychologic States

    Group Discussion

    Some Techniques for the Measurement of Changes in Verbal Communication

    Close Analysis in the Evaluation of Central Determinants of Comprehensibility

    Group Discussion

    The Effects of Drugs on Speech: A Review

    Effects of Drugs on Learning of Verbal Material

    Vocal Measures and Drug Effects

    Group Discussion

    Section III. Neurophysiological Bases of Verbal Behavior

    The Regulative Function of Speech in its Development and Dissolution

    The Neural Basis of Language

    Hypotheses Concerning the Functions of the Language Mechanism

    Verbal Behavior: Some Points of Reference

    Group Discussion


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 528
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270845

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Kurt Salzinger

Suzanne Salzinger

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