echolalia echolalia

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others
  2. (n) (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)

Usage(s):

  1. They may be limited to echolalia repeating words from songs, television and the environment in meaningless ways, or lapse into making growling incoherent sounds.
  2. The worst of them are idiot brainchildren afflicted with echolalia; the best of them are fierce and radiant creatures of the metaphysical imagination.
  3. Every step of the book is dense in meanings and associations, helped on by rhymes, incantatory metrical effects, and puns that ring with a wild echolalia.

News

  • Charles H. Kellner, MD

    Catatonia—a syndrome of disturbed motor, mood, and systemic signs (eg, rigidity, immobility, mutism, staring, posturing, waxy flexibility, echopraxia, echolalia, and stereotypies)—has led to the clarification of its appropriate treatment.
    on December 26, 2013     Source: Psychiatric Times

Quotes

  • "I'm all for blogs and blogging," says Carr. "But I'm not blind to the limitations and the flaws of the blogosphere - its superficiality, its emphasis on opinion over reporting, its echolalia, its tendency to reinforce rather than challenge...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Nicholas Carr Source: Malaysia Star

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