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Review of "Verbal behavior by B.F.Skinner".

Noam Chomsky

Review of "Verbal behavior by B.F.Skinner".

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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis, Ind .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from "Language", vol 35, January-March 1959.

SeriesThe Bobbs-Merrill reprint series in the social sciences -- 34
ContributionsSkinner, B. F. 1904-
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13861237M


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Rating details ratings 11 reviews “Verbal Behavior” is a book by psychologist B. Skinner that analyzes human behavior, encompassing /5. The book extends the laboratory-based principles of selection by consequences to account for what people say, write, gesture, and think.

Skinner argues that verbal behavior requires a separate analysis because it does not operate on the environment directly, but rather through the behavior of other people in a verbal community/5(10). Preface to the reprint of "A Review of Skinner's Verbal Behavior" Appeared in Readings in the Psychology of Language, ed.

Leon A. Jakobovits and Murray S. Miron (Prentice-Hall, Inc., ), pp by Noam Chomsky Rereading this review after eight years, I find little of substance that I would change if I were to write it today.

The sales of his most well-known books are growing every year. For example, despite a fair share of criticism and controversy, Skinner’s book, Verbal Behavior, draws more interest today than it did 15 years ago.

The B.F. Skinner Foundation, the current publisher of this book, has seen the annual sales more than triple from to /5(1). Verbal Behavior (Official B.

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The book extends the laboratory-based principles of selection by consequences to account for what people say, write, gesture, and think. Skinner argues that verbal behavior requires a separate analysis because it does not operate on the environment directly, but rather through the behavior of other people in a verbal community.

Some have even suggested that Chomsky's () review of B. Skinner's () Verbal Behavior, the latter's theoretical account of how language can be explained in behavioral terms, was responsible for initiating the cognitive revolution (e.g., Bialystock, ; Harnish,p.

44). When Chomsky set out to write his review, he faced a. Chomsky crushes B.F. Skinner's totally ungrounded book Verbal Behavior. Chomsky's "Review" is extremely dense and technical, recommended only for linguistics students and /5.

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Skinner worked on his analysis of verbal behavior for 23 years, fromwhen Alfred North Whitehead announced his doubt that behaviorism could account for verbal behavior, towhen the book Verbal Behavior was finally published, but there are two extant documents that reveal intermediate stages of his analysis.

In the. User Review - Flag as inappropriate Not a book for the beginner: one should start with Skinner's Science and Human Behavior to prepare for this tome. This is an outline of how a Radical Behaviorist can study Verbal Behavior as behavior, not with the traditional linguistic or cognitive approach.

Many, including psychologists & linguists, are more familiar with Noam Chomsky's review than the 5/5(1). Skinner described the content of his fifth book, Verbal Behavior as “an orderly arrangement of well-known facts, in accordance with a formulation of behavior derived from an experimental analysis of a more rigorous sort” (p.

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A great many. Skinner describes the different kinds verbal behavior, behavior that is reinforced as a result of the mediation of other people with similar repertories, produced by the contingencies of reinforcement on the one hand, and the way in which they are formed into effective verbal discourse and successful action on the other.5/5(5).

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Skinner: Paperback: Linguistics - Psycholinguistics bookBrand: Martino Fine Books. Verbal Behavior had an uncharacteristically cool reception, partly as a result of Chomsky's review, partly because of Skinner's failure to address or rebut any of Chomsky's criticisms.

Skinner's peers may have been slow to adopt the ideas presented in Verbal Behavior because of the absence of experimental evidence—unlike the empirical density.

In his seminal treatise, Verbal Behavior, B. F. Skinner () suggested that verbal behavior is distinguishable from nonverbal behavior because “it is reinforced through the mediation of other persons” (p.

2). He further refined this definition by suggesting that “Verbal behavior is shaped and sustained by a verbal environment—by people who respond to behavior in certain ways because. Verbal Behavior. by B. F. Skinner. B.

F. Skinner Reprint Series; Edited by Julie S. Vargas. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book.

Rate it * You Rated it *Brand: B. F. Skinner Foundation. (Since Chomsky's review of Skinner's Verbal Behavior is so famous [Chomsky, Noam, review, Language, 35 (March ), 26 – 58], a good defense of Verbal Behavior might be noted: MacCorquodale, Kenneth, “ On Chomsky's Review of Skinner's Verbal Behavior,” Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 13 [January ], 83 –