Speech : its function and development / by Grace Andrus de Laguna.

Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 1963.

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Subjects Language and languages.
Series Indiana University studies in the history and theory of linguistics.
Description xii, 362 p. ; 20 cm.
Notes A Midland book.
Includes bibliographical footnotes and index.
Contents I. The rôle of speech in society: The problem of origin -- The restatement of the problem -- Some primitive utilitites -- Imitation and vocal play -- II. Aspects of mental evolution: Predication -- Behaviorism and the problem of cognition -- Some features of animal behavior -- The complete act and the learning-process -- The objectification of the environment -- The social factor -- The use of tools -- III. The rôle of speech in the life of the individual: Some general considerations -- The animal cry as a mode of response -- The transition to speech -- The complete act of speech -- Human perception -- Conception and purpose -- Memory and imagination -- Belief and thought.
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