The Psychology of Speech


Sara Mae Stinchfield

Boston: Expression Company, Publishers, 1928

Stinchfield was Associate Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College when this book was published.

Table of Contents:


1. A consideration of the evolution of articulate language.

2. Language and speech development.

3. The physiological bases for speech.

4. Sensory and motor areas of the brain.

5. The primary elements in normal tone production.

6. Language development and phonetic symbols.

7. Instinct, emotion and feeling in speech.

8. Mental imagery and imagination.

9. Intellectual elements in speech. Intelligence, will, reason and judgment.

10. Intellectual elements in speech (continued). Memory, attention, suggestion, imitation and inspiration.

11. Social spects of speech and personality.

12. Speech measurements.