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New perspectives: Structuralism and the psychology of imageless thought

Willem J.M. Levelt

in A History of Psycholinguistics

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199653669
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742040 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653669.003.0007
New perspectives: Structuralism and the psychology of imageless thought

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This chapter discusses structuralism in linguistics and the ‘Wurzburgian’ psychology of imageless thought and consciousness, both of which emerged before the First World War. Structuralism and the psychology of thinking have had enduring effects on psycholinguistics; while structuralism introduced the notion that language is a system of rules and structures in the mind, the psychology of thinking developed the notions of ‘mental operation’ and ‘sentence schema’.

Keywords: structuralism; Wurzburgian psychology; imageless thought; psychology of thinking; mental operation; sentence schema

Chapter.  13222 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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