Language in Hallucinations of Adolescent Schizophrenics

  • Sheldon M. Frank
  • Mario I. Rendon
  • Gregory Siomopoulous
Part of the Applied Psycholinguistics and Communication Disorders book series (APCD)


This study, which is part of Rendon, Frank, and Siomopoulous’s (1977) investigations of the phenomenology of hallucinations in adolescents, relates to the rather sparse literature on language in abnormal states of consciousness. In our review of that literature, we found that these states may be classified as (1) sleep (including REM dream-stages and hypnogogic/hypnopompic states), (2) physiological alterations (secondary to brain pathology, convulsions, or drugs), and (3) alterations secondary to a mental disorder, especially schizophrenia.


Auditory Hallucination Communicative Speech Special Interview Conditional Subjunctive Control Utterance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheldon M. Frank
    • 1
  • Mario I. Rendon
    • 2
  • Gregory Siomopoulous
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Psychiatry and PediatricsUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA
  3. 3.Army Medical DepartmentAthensGreece

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