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inner speech

The silent process of thought and production of unuttered words. This function is essential to thinking that is done with words. Synonym: endophasia
See also: speech
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Precisamente, es en este contexto de polemica cientifica en el que se desarrolla la prueba Varieties of Inner Speech Questionnaire (VISQ) (2), que intenta cubrir algunas manifestaciones del HI: Habla Interna Dialogica, Habla Interna Condensada, Otras Personas en el Habla Interna y Habla Interna Evaluativa/motivacional.
As mentioned previously, Abramson and Goldinger's experiments suggest that the "acoustic representations activated in silent reading are best characterized as inner speech rather than abstract phonological codes" (1059).
Inner speech and reflective thought arise from the interactions between the child and the persons that surround him; these interactions are the source of cognitive development.
The difficult task is precisely to find evidence for these extreme cases, given that in most of our conscious thinking, the presence of images, inner speech and other accompaniments is so pervasive (Klinger and Cox 1987-1988; Hurlburt and Heavy 2006).
If such monitoring were impaired, the sense of intentionality that normally accompanies thought activity, in the form of inner speech, might not occur and self-generated thoughts would not be recognized as such (hallucinations).
In the last two decades, research on dialogicity has related the construct to data obtained from the adult and child inner speech verbalization (Bertau, 1999, 2007; DaSilveira, 2007; DeSouza, 2005; Fogel, Koeyer, Bellagamba, & Bell, 2002) following, from the developmental psychology perspective, the Vygotsky's pioneering studies (1934/1989) about inner speech.
Secondly, studies of language development, in particular, Vygotsky's (1986) socio-cultural theory of inner speech, help to illuminate the processes by which children internalise the written language in order to understand it.
However, this is not the whole story; not only do the lesions noted above affect the individual's capacity to modulate his or her behaviour, they also affect his or her inner speech, the speech or overt thought with which we regulate our behaviour in terms of verbal programmes, such as 'first I must do this, then when it is finished, do that.
In his view, the inner speech of the child develops through the internalization of dialogue with others and plays an important role in the organization and planning of actions (Wertsch & Tulviste, 1992).
Simpson's getting at the idea of distinct forms of silence, reflecting either a void (silence without meaning) or the inner speech of the Word (meaningful silence), but the language he deploys functions in too many theorized ways to stand without clarification, even if that clarification involves a total denial of semiotic theory.
In more contemporary terms, this separation of speech from thoughts and emotions overlooks important links among outer speech, private speech (talking aloud), and inner speech (for lack of a better term, labeled "verbal thought").