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

40.4 More Information on Blends

Refer to Chapter 11 of Verbal Behavior for a more detailed analysis of word blends and phrase blends. Understanding this process helps in analyzing many verbal “mistakes” and “slips” of the tongue. Chapter 11 of Verbal Behavior also demonstrates how the blending process results in witty or stylistic effects often seen in the works of writers such as Ogden Nash.

B.F. Skinner's verbal behavior.
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