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

41.1 Fragmentary Recombinations and Standard Forms

Some fragmentary recombinations take the form of responses that have previously been emitted and reinforced by the verbal community. Saying “cable” as a blend of “cake” and “table” is an example. “Cable” is not the “correct” response in this instance, but it is commonly reinforced under other circumstances.

A cartoon woman blowing out a birthday cake candle.
Post a comment
This section is for the civil and public discussion of the content of this page. We reserve the right to moderate and remove comments that are irrelevant, disrespectful, hateful, harassing, threatening, or spamlike. If you are experiencing a technical issue, please contact our helpdesk for assistance.

Leave a Comment