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speech

noun address, allocution, articulation, audible expression, colloquy, confabulation, conversation, declaration, delivery, dialect, diction, discourse, enunciation, expression, idiom, interlocution, language, lecture, lingo, locution, oral communication, oral expression, oration, oratory, palaver, parlance, phonation, phraseology, prattle, pronouncement, pronunciation, recital, recitation, rhetoric, say, sermon, spoken language, spoken word, statement, talk, tongue, utterance, verbal exxression, verbal intercourse, vocalization, words
Associated concepts: First Amendment, freedom of speech
Foreign phrases: Lubricum linguae non facile trahendum est in poenam.A slip of the tongue ought not readily be subjected to punishment.
See also: declamation, discourse, language, parlance, peroration, phraseology, remark

SPEECH. A formal discourse in public.
     2. The liberty of speech is guaranteed to members of the legislature, to counsel in court in debate.
     3. The reduction of a speech to writing and its publication is a libel, if the matter contained in it is libelous; and the repetition of it upon occasions not warranted by law, when the matter is slanderous, will be slander and. tho character of the speaker will be no protection to him from an action. 1 M. & S. 273; 1 Esp. C. 226 Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. See Debate; Liberty of speech.

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According to Vygotsky (1986), inner speech is largely 'thinking in pure meanings' (p.
These results show that inner speech has its roots in interpersonal communication with others early in life, and it demonstrates that people who are poor at communicating with others will generally be poor at communicating with themselves.
As Bucci in her multiple code theory (1997, 2001, 2002) explains, these different components are integrated via self-reflective processes and, as discussed above, one of the most important reflective processes is inner speech.
The nature and content of the inner speech significantly and inevitably affects an individual's emotions, behaviors, and moods.
The indices which come with 'expressions' we find neither in verbal communication nor in written texts, nor in inner speech (verbal imagination).
In terms of the developmental course for private speech, referred to in the present study as the private speech internalization perspective, researchers have shown an overall ontogenetic pattern of children's overt private speech being replaced by partially internalized whispers and inaudible muttering, and silent inner speech or covert verbal thoughts, as children progress through elementary school (Berk, 1992; Bivens & Berk, 1990; Diaz & Berk, 1992; Kohlberg et al.
Bakhtin discusses how inner speech works in novels:
As I discussed the technicalities of mediated learning and shared experiences, they fired away with questions on how to assist children with their private and inner speech, and how to use skilled peers to mediate learning with specific tasks.
Data suggest that in schizophrenia, corollary discharge fails to alert the temporal lobes that these thoughts are self-generated, leading to the misattribution of inner speech to external sources and producing the experience of auditory hallucinations, said Dr.