• Publications
  • Influence
Skinner's verbal behavior, Chomsky's review, and mentalism.
  • N. Stemmer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior
  • 1 November 1990
Skinner's Verbal Behavior (1957) is a comprehensive treatise that deals with most aspects of verbal behavior. However, its treatment of the learning of grammatical behavior has been challengedExpand
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Listener behavior and ostensive learning.
  • N. Stemmer
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior
  • 1996
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The Role of Action Names, Action Frames, and Modifiers in Listener
In Stemmer (1992) it is shown that, with respect to practically all verbal items, correct speaker behavior with respect to a particular item requires the previous acquisition of correct listenerExpand
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The roots of knowledge
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Explanatory and Predictive Roles of Inner Causes: A Reply to Overskeid
Overskeid (1993) argues that the radical behaviorist account of inner events is inadequate. He recommends an alternative approach which explicitly acknowledges the causal role of inner events. ThisExpand
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Skinner and a Solution to the Problem of Inner Events
  • N. Stemmer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Behavior analyst
  • 1992
Skinner’s treatment of inner states has been criticized not only by cognitivists but also by people who are close to behaviorist views. In particular, critics have argued that because of the limitedExpand
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Has Chomsky's Argument Been Refuted? A Reply to Skinner, Cautilli, and Hantula
In a recent paper in this Journal, Skinner, Cautillli, & Hantula (2003) analyze various aspects of Nonstandard English, and they arrive at a number of interesting conclusions. However, although thereExpand
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The learning of syntax: a reply
Barrett (1987), Goodluck (1987), and Russell (1987) raise important criticisms in their commentaries on my paper on the learning of syntax (Stemmer 1987a). I will consider these criticisms accordingExpand
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The Objective Confirmation of Hypotheses
According to Nicod's criterion of confirmation ([7]), a hypothesis of the form 'All Pare Q' is confirmed by its positive instances, i.e. by entities that are P and Q. It is well known, however, thatExpand
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