Psycholinguistics

Psycholinguistics

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Psycholinguists have shown that the production and comprehension of even the simplest language is a highly complex process. This brief introduction shows how psycholinguistic research can act as a window to the workings of the human mind and the study of consciousness.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437213-8
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Psycholinguists have shown that the production and comprehension of even the simplest language is a highly complex process. This brief introduction shows how psycholinguistic research can act as a window to the workings of the human mind and the study of consciousness.

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Psycholinguists have shown that the production and comprehension of even the simplest language is a highly complex process. This brief introduction shows how psycholinguistic research can act as a window to the workings of the human mind and the study of consciousness.

Contents

Preface
Author's preface

SECTION 1

Survey

1 Introduction

2 Acquisition: when I was a child, I spoke as a child
'... no language but a cry'
First words
The birth of grammar
Evidence for innateness
Childish creativity
Stages of linguistic development

3 Production: putting words in one's mouth
Conceptualization
Formulation
Articulation
Self-monitoring

4 Comprehension: understanding what we hear and read
The comprehension of sounds
The comprehension of words
The comprehension of sentences
The comprehension of texts
Comprehension concluded

5 Dissolution: language loss
Neurolinguistics and language loss
Speech and language disorders
Concluding summary

SECTION 2

Readings

SECTION 3

References

SECTION 4

Glossary

Reviews

  • 'The book successfully accomplishes its goal of easing people into an understanding of complex ideas.'
    - The Clarion, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1999