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Lenneberg 1967

Lenneberg 1967

Chapter One The Conceptual Framework

I. Thesis: Biological Considerations are Necessary for an Understanding of Behavior

II. Form and Function in Ontogeny

(1) Mutual Influence in the Development of Nervous and Other Tissue

(2) The Embryology of Behavior

III. Behavioral Specificity and the Problem of Plasticity

(1) The Problem

(2) Central Regulatory Mechanisms of Motor Coordination

(3) Developmental History of the Central Regulatory Mechanism

IV. Genetic Foundations of Bahavior

V. Relationship between Form and Behavior

VI. Conclusion


Chapter Two Morphological Correlates

I. Introduction

II. Periphery

(1) Face, Lips and Mouth

(2) Topographical Anatomy of Oral Cavity, Pharynx, and Hypopharynx

(3) Intrinsic Anatomy of the Larynx

(4) Relationship between Peripheral Anatomy and Speech Sounds

III. The Central Nervous System

(1) Functional Significance of Form in the Central Nervous System

(2) The Cortex

(3) Subcortical Structures

(4) Lateralization

(5) Relative Size of the Brain

IV. Conclusion


Chapter Three Some Physiological Correlates

I. Aim of Physiological Discussions in this Monograph

II. Respiration

(1) Respiratory Adaptations in General

(2) Respiratory Adaptations to Speech

(3) Other Motor Changes Indirectly Related to Respiratory Adaptations

III. Speech Production

(1) Discrete Articulatory Events

(2) Rate of Articulatory Events

(3) Ordering of Articulatory Events

IV. Problems arising from Rate and Ordering

V. The Problem of the Organizing Principle: Rhythm

(1) The Rhythmic Nature of Articulation

(a) Delayed Feedback

(b) Signal-Switching between Right and Left Ear

(c) Rate of Interruption

(d) Rate of Syllable Production

(e) Psychological Correlates

(f) Neurological Correlates: EEG

(g) Neurological Correlates: Pacing of Speech During Thalamic Stimulation

(2) Final Comments on Speech Rhythmicity (Cultural, Individual and Biological Variations)

VI. Summary


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