Speech events, language development and the clinical situation.

  title={Speech events, language development and the clinical situation.},
  author={A. M. Rizzuto},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  volume={83 Pt 6},
Psychoanalysis brings about psychic change by the mediation of speech. This paper reflects upon the significance of the structure and developmental organisation of the speech event as a verbal and non-verbal unit composed of semantically and prosodically encoded messages, interactions and emotional contact between partners. Spoken words communicate semantic meanings and the affects of a given speech event. Words carry personal emotional meanings which are inseparable from their referential… CONTINUE READING

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