Definition of inner speech in English:

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inner speech


The silent expression of conscious thought to oneself in a coherent linguistic form.
Example sentences
  • While one child completed a naming task, the other children were asked to do the same task, using inner speech.
  • The writer starts with a meaning plainly in mind, and hears it rendered in inner speech.
  • Because without the inner speech, you can't mediate you own thinking, and therefore you can't mediate your own behavior.

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Syllabification: in·ner speech

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