The silent expression of conscious thought to oneself in a coherent linguistic form.
- 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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