Kerim Demirci

Keywords: behavioral linguistics, reaction, stimulus, verbal behavior, innateness


Relationship between language and behavior has always been an essential matterof research. Ideas proposed by two American scientists Leonard Bloomfield and BurrhusFrederic Skinner resonated specifically in psychology, education and linguistics.Among others, especially the ideas of the two researchers are believed to have laid thefoundations of behavioral linguistics. This short article touches concisely upon theirthoughts on language and behavior relations.