SPEECH FUNCTIONS By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 These are the reasons for speech such as communication and to maintain social relationships. See speech act. SPEECH FUNCTIONS: "Our speech functions include the communication of ideas to other people." Related Psychology Terms ANIMAL COMMUNICATION SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING CENTER SPEECH DISORDER AUTOMATIC SPEECH ADVANCED ORGANIZERS SEXUAL BEHAVIOR POVERTY OF SPEECH RIGHT-HEMISPHERE CONSCIOUSNESS SOCIAL SPEECH Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SPEECH FUNCTIONS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/speech-functions/ (accessed May 8, 2020).