The Analysis of Verbal Behavior

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On the difference between verbal and nonverbal behavior

  • A. Charles Catania


Language theorists have often proposed lists of the defining properties of language. This account reviews some of these and offers as an alternative a three-item list consisting of instructional control, equivalence classes, and autoclitic processes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Charles Catania
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychology-UMBCUniversity of Maryland Baltimore CountyCatonsvilleUSA

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