Introductory Concepts
Elementary Relationships
Extensions of Verbal Behavior
Multiple Controlling Relationships
Building on the Elementary Relationships

40.3 Blending Basic Verbal Operants

The relationship between the controlling variables and each part of the blended response may be any of the elementary verbal relationships, excluding the audience relationship. You might say “chable” as a result of seeing the word “table” and hearing someone say “chair” at the same time. The response “guestimate” may have originally been the blend of two mands: “Give me an estimate” and “make a guess.” The controlling relationships in phrase blends may also be any of the elementary verbal relationships.

A cartoon man pointing to a blackboard with the word "table" as an example of 40.3 Blending Basic Verbal Operants.
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