Welcome to the Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group (VB-SIG), part of the Association for Behavior Analysis. This SIG is dedicated to the study of "language" from a behavior analytic point of view. Behavior Analysts attempt to study humans and nonhumans as objectively as possible, thus the focus on observable behaviors, as well as antecedents and consequences of those behaviors. The term "verbal behavior" was coined by Skinner (1957)- see that text for an in-depth analysis of language from a behavioral perspective.Website Summary:
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Skinner, B. F. (1957). Verbal Behavior. Acton, MA: Copley Publishing Group.