ERIC Number: ED028437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
Communicability of Verbal Behavior in Schizophrenic Patients and Its Relationship to Current Psycholinguistic Threory.
Pisoni, David B.
The purpose of this paper is to relate past research on communicability of verbal behavior in schizophrenics to current psycholinguistic theory. The paper reviews the taxonomic methods (segmentation and classification) which have characterized past research on schizophrenic verbal behavior. It is concluded that although interesting results have been reported, specification of that aspect of schizophrenic language behavior which causes it to be labeled "aberrant" or "pathological" is still lacking. A more generalizable alternative than those previously suggested in the literature is proposed as the basis for interpreting schizophrenic speech. It is assumed that new developments in psycholinguistic theory will provide needed insights into the nature of the schizophrenic language disorder. (Author/DO)
Descriptors: Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Cloze Procedure, Cognitive Processes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Deep Structure, Linguistic Theory, Psycholinguistics, Schizophrenia, Semantics, Speech Handicaps, Speech Pathology, Surface Structure, Syntax, Transformational Generative Grammar, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.
Note: Report included in Studies in Language and Language Behavior, Progress Report No. VIII.