A Method for Eliciting Verbal Graffiti

  • Louis J. Gerstman
  • Marcia Rich-Siebzehner
Part of the Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics book series (CALS)


There are three reasons why the authors are proud to contribute the following memoir to this Festschrift for Professor Bronstein: most relevantly, because the work comes from a doctoral dissertation by the second author (Rich-Siebzehner, 1979) that was comentored by Professor Bronstein and the first author; next, because the first author wishes to acknowledge his gratitude to Professor Bronstein for inviting him aboard the CUNY speech and hearing doctoral faculty 13 years ago; finally, because we wish to share with our colleagues yet another example of Professor Bronstein’s breadth and open-mindedness regarding what research on language behavior is worth supporting. The answer, of course, is any question that possesses novelty and that can be approached with scientific rigor.


Scientific Rigor Female Actor Toral Dissertation Real World Behavior Naturalistic Expectation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis J. Gerstman
    • 1
  • Marcia Rich-Siebzehner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCollege of the City of New York of the City University of New YorkUSA

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