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

45.6 Functional Unit in Verbal Behavior

A second factor is the size of the functional unit. The word is not the functional unit in Skinner’s analysis. What we are dealing with is a sequence of musculature movements controlled by an environmental variable. Even short words consist of a sequence of muscle movements.

word ≠ functional unit

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