ERIC Number: ED177526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Theoretical Issues in the Investigation of Words of Internal Report. Technical Report No. 146.
Hall, William S.; Nagy, William E.
This paper outlines an approach to the study of internal state words and their use in conversation. The first section of the paper deals with the basic categories of words involved, discussing and illustrating theoretical and practical problems in defining critical components and boundaries for the class of internal state words as a whole and then for the four basic subclasses: cognitive, perceptual, affective, and intentions and desires. The second section of the paper treats two categories of usage: the semantic/pragmatic distinction, which relates to whether the lexical meaning of an internal state word contributes directly, indirectly, or not at all to the intended meaning of the utterance in which it occurs; and reflections, which relates to uses of internal state words that express or explicitly call for a person's reflection on his or her own internal state. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.