Imaginary companions are conceptualized as phenomena of world + x construction ani reconstruction, and parameters relevant to whether or not a person constructs a world with an imaginary someone are presented. Access to facts about three kinds of companions - imaginary companions of childhood, ghostly companions, and take-away apparitions - is provided using paradigm case formulations, and some "odd fellows" are discussed. Various explanations that have been given of the phenomena are reviewed and briefly critiqued.
[Linguistic Research Institute]
140 pages; 10.83 x 8.22 inches
Roberts, Mary K., "Companions of Uncertain Status" (1988). Peter G. Ossorio Collection. 46.