Exercising the vocal organs
This chapter examines the processes involved in conveying meaning in spoken language. It suggests that people automatically and effortlessly extract the meanings of the words they have heard and that speech production is voluntary. It analyses the route from meaning to sound and the reasons that causes people to speak. It contends that the production of spoken language is influenced by the difference between what speakers have in their own minds and what they believe to be in their listeners’ minds.
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