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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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Shot through with voices: Dissociation mediates the relationship between varieties of inner speech and auditory hallucination proneness.
It stands at the same level as inner speech and other well-known phenomena.
Thoughts in the form of inner speech, auditory images, or memories (Seal, Aleman, & McGuire, 2004) are attributed to an agent outside oneself.
This subcategory indicates an ongoing inner speech, by alternating of participant between different speech being (I and me; narrator-author and person-author, author and reader).
Few studies have investigated the role of Vygotskian inner speech in reading.
From a practical point of view, there is evidence that shows the modulation of self-reflective processes like control and manipulation of inner speech and cultivation of body awareness via different techniques like mindfulness meditation are effective in the management of different psychopathologies.
As we will observe later, the soliloquy strives to convey the richness of inner speech in its own form of ut pictura noesis.
By transforming inner speech, these individuals can alter their outer behavior and promote healthy school environments in which these transformative invitations are extended to all those involved in the educational sphere.
In inner speech words die as they bring forth thought.
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.
In this garland of two novellas, Frenzy and the title fiction, Her Body Knows, David Grossman, the distinguished, prize-winning Israeli novelist, has set himself the difficult task of rendering inner speech.
I wanted the inner speech to make us see from the surface and from within, the way a novel or painting can," Lucas writes via e-mail from Seattle, where, in addition to everything else, he was deep in preproduction to direct Hilary Swank and Matthew Perry in the film Laws of Motion.