Language and 'Self-Expression' (2)
hopper at cmu.edu
Mon Apr 30 18:05:48 UTC 2007
Fascinating! I've even caught myself correcting speech errors when I talk to my dog.
My speech errors, that is.
All this reminds me of David Bloor's definition of conscience: "the internalized image of collective reproach." (I'm afraid I don't have a reference for this. Probably his 'Knowledge and Social Imagery.')) We're constrained by norms even when no one is listening.
> Yes, there is research on slips of the tongue in inner speech. They show
> the same patterns as slips in audible speech. Done by Peter Reich, or by
> someone he knows -- I'll copy him on this message. I too have noticed
> speech errors in my inner speech.
> All best, - Syd Lamb
> On Mon, 30 Apr 2007, Johanna Rubba wrote:
>> As to "talking to oneself", it certainly does involve speech. I have
>> made speech errors while talking to myself (not out loud -- solely in my
>> head). There is probably research somewhere that shows activation in the
>> motor cortex and perhaps even the speech muscles that sometimes
>> accompanies talking to oneself -- maybe someone on the list knows this
>> for a fact. I believe I have read or heard something to that effect
>> regarding people who subvocalize when they read.
>> I posted a message about language and communication on the Pirahã
>> thread, but it never appeared. I wonder if I sent it only to a single
>> address. If you received a message, could you send it back to me to
>> post, or post it for me?
>> Dr. Johanna Rubba, Associate Professor, Linguistics Linguistics Minor
>> Advisor English Department California Polytechnic State University, San
>> Luis Obispo E-mail: jrubba at calpoly.edu Tel.: 805.756.2184 Dept. Ofc. Tel.:
>> 805.756.2596 Dept. Fax: 805.756.6374 URL:
> Sydney M. Lamb http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lamb/ Linguistics and Cognitive
> Sciences Rice University, Houston, TX
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