Verbal behavior by B.F. Skinner: Contributions to analyzing early language learning

Scott F. McLaughlin
2010 Journal of Speech and Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis  
B.F. Skinner 's Verbal Behavior (1957) is analyzed in the context of early language learning. In the book, Skinner did not emp hasize the foundations for language learning in infants and young children. His principles and concepts are integrated with current knowledge of caregiver-infant interactions. Several major elements of his functional analysis are described as well as relevant verbal operants. These are correlated with terms and concepts used in classical and contemporary research in child language.
doi:10.1037/h0100272 fatcat:gjevrh5fhfcdbg7xj77uyulvke