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Symbolic behavior

By: Thass-Thienemann, Theodore
Material type: TextTextNew York Washington Square Press c1968Description: xi, 498p; ill.; bibliog. notes; bibliog.; indicesContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume Subject(s): Psycholinguistics | Symbolism (Psychology)LOC classification: BF455 .T5
Contents:
Introduction -- Facts and figures. Part 1 -- The linguistic approach. Introduction. Sign and symbol. The psychosomatic quality of language. The personal and the interpersonal quality of languge. The subjective and the objective quality of language. The conceptual and the emotional quality of language. The conscious and the unconscious quality of language. The archaic heritage. Part 2 -- The psychological approach. Introduction. The normal and the abnormal. Expression and repression. Repetition. Projection. The interpretation of words and dreams. Part 3 -- The symbolism of the body. Introduction. The inside and the outside. The skin. The circulatory system. The respiratory system. The internals. The tongue. The eyes. The external parts. Three examples. Addenda. Color symbolism. Fire. Light. Numbers. Sound symbolism. Taste and smell. Space. Time. Writing
Abstract: 'I want to introduce the reader to the psychological understanding of languge. I do so by stating with strong conviction that the psychological understanding of language is a baisc science. It is an elementary knowledge, the prerequisite of all humanistic disciplines.' - Preface
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Introduction -- Facts and figures. Part 1 -- The linguistic approach. Introduction. Sign and symbol. The psychosomatic quality of language. The personal and the interpersonal quality of languge. The subjective and the objective quality of language. The conceptual and the emotional quality of language. The conscious and the unconscious quality of language. The archaic heritage. Part 2 -- The psychological approach. Introduction. The normal and the abnormal. Expression and repression. Repetition. Projection. The interpretation of words and dreams. Part 3 -- The symbolism of the body. Introduction. The inside and the outside. The skin. The circulatory system. The respiratory system. The internals. The tongue. The eyes. The external parts. Three examples. Addenda. Color symbolism. Fire. Light. Numbers. Sound symbolism. Taste and smell. Space. Time. Writing

'I want to introduce the reader to the psychological understanding of languge. I do so by stating with strong conviction that the psychological understanding of language is a baisc science. It is an elementary knowledge, the prerequisite of all humanistic disciplines.' - Preface

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