Studies on Inner Speech

The new Studies on Inner Speech Series focuses on the inner mental activity trajectories. Inner speech is the experience of talking to ourselves in silence. It is a form of non-vocalized language that plays a fundamental role in human development because it expresses the deepest aspects of subjectivity. Inner speech has been a focus of interest in philosophy, anthropology, and psychology for many years. In recent decades, research on inner speech has increased considerably. This new series seeks to systematize works that explore, theoretically or empirically, the phenomenon of inner speech during human development.

Call for new Book Proposals

Inner speech is a phenomenon of very old interest in the history of philosophy. In the tradition of the confessions and even in the work of Plato, the close relationship between inner speech and the phenomenon of human thought is appreciated. In psychology, it is Lev Vygotsky who provides a detailed analysis of the phenomenon of inner speech, its formation process and its function in early childhood and later in adult life. Currently, inner speech is a phenomenon of interest in philosophy, anthropology, psychology, education, neuroscience and psychotherapy.

Current researchers from different disciplines are developing new understandings of Inner Speech phenomenon and its relation with other psychological functions. There is a need, therefore, to systemize and discuss these new understandings in one place. The new book series, Studies on Inner Speech, was born as a space for that dialogue.

This series invites scholars and researchers in the field of Inner Speech to submit book proposals. Interested scholars/researchers from around the world are welcome. This series is interested in topics as new theoretical elaborations on Inner Speech, the role of inner speech in psychotherapy, inner speech in education, inner speech and memory, inner speech and imagination, inner speech and mind-wandering, the role of inner speech in meditation, the role of body movements in inner speech, among others. Theoretical or empirical contributions are welcome, which can be developed through a monographic book or an edited volume.

Book proposals must be submitted to the Series Editor, Pablo Fossa, at and must include the following:

• Book Title
• Purpose
• Rationale
• Table of Contents
• Tentative Timeline
• Author/Editor’s Brief Bio

Send all inquiries to Pablo Fossa,