ERIC Number: ED032667
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Publication Date: 1968
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Language Behavior in Schizophrenia; Selected Readings in Research and Theory.
Vetter, Harold J.
Fourteen papers discuss language behavior in schizophrenia. Provided are an introduction to the phenomena, by H. J. Vetter, and considerations of the following: problems posed by schizophrenic language, by M. Lorenz; the validity of clinical judgments of schizophrenic pathology based on verbal responses to intelligence test items, by N. F. Jones; and symbolic distortion in the vocabulary definitions of schizophrenics, by J. Richman. L. J. Chapman describes confusion of figurative and literal usages of words by schizophrenics and brain damaged patients; T. S. Eliseo discusses figurative and literal misinterpretations of words by process and reactive schizophrenics; and S. A. Mednick considers a learning theory approach to research in schizophrenia. Further papers are on associative inference in the verbal learning performance of schizophrenics and normals, by J. T. Spence and C. V. Lair; language theory and "opposite speech," by A. W. Staats; the use of contextual associates in the analysis of free speech, by J. Laffal; experimental manipulation of continuous speech in schizophrenic patients by K. Salzinger and others; a systematic examination of gibberish in a multilingual schizophrenic patient, by J. P. S. Robertson and S. J. Shamsie; the language of the voices, by F. Schaechter; and poiesis and the language of schizophrenia, by D. V. Forrest. (JD)
Descriptors: Association (Psychology), Cognitive Processes, Connected Discourse, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Figurative Language, Identification, Language Patterns, Language Usage, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Multilingualism, Paired Associate Learning, Reinforcement, Reliability, Research Reviews (Publications), Schizophrenia, Stimulus Generalization, Symbolic Language, Testing, Vocabulary
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