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Introducing Psycholinguistics



Part of Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics

  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521130561
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  • How humans produce and understand language is clearly introduced in this textbook for students with only a basic knowledge of linguistics. With a logical, flexible structure Introducing Psycholinguistics steps through the central topics of production and comprehension of language and the interaction between them. Students will gain an understanding of the processes and representations involved in language use, aided by a comprehensive glossary, concepts defined in the margins and online flashcards that allow students to check their understanding of all the key terms and concepts of the subject. Examples and exercises throughout each topic reinforce understanding and encourage students to consider what language users might carry around in their heads as part of their linguistic knowledge, and how this stored knowledge relates to the structures and rules proposed by theoretical linguistics. Students will gain hands-on experience of experimental methods, with online demonstrations of techniques. This supports the theory within the book, reinforces a student's grasp of the concepts and allows the student to apply their understanding to the analysis of data.

    • Online material includes answers to the exercises in the book, additional exercise materials and demonstration versions of experimental techniques
    • Sidebar boxes in the text explain key concepts as they are introduced
    • Includes a comprehensive glossary, with terms highlighted in the text on first introduction. An online version includes a flashcard facility for students to check their learning of key terms
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    'An engaging and impressively comprehensive view of psycholinguistics that will provide an excellent introduction for the novice reader, and inform the advanced reader as well. Lucid, balanced and thorough.' Shari R. Speer, Ohio State University

    'A clear and digestible introduction to the field of psycholinguistics which illustrates the major research findings and carefully explains their relevance for theories of language processing. Starting from scratch, the book guides us through the psychology of language with engaging experimental demonstrations, web resources, and practical exercises.' Nick Ellis, University of Michigan

    'An invaluable text for any student of psycholinguistics. Students will appreciate the concise chapter introductions and summaries, lists of key terms and online materials. Best of all, Introducing Psycholinguistics takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on evidence from classic and recent studies and placing it within current linguistic theory.' Diane Nelson, University of Leeds

    'I really enjoyed reading the book and I will definitely use it the next time I teach an introductory course in psycholinguistics.' Åsa Abelin, Moderna språk

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    20th Mar 2016 by SueBehrens

    An excellent addition to the psycholinguistics textbook offerings. It achieves a perfect combination of covering real-world examples (tip of the tongue, slips of the tongue/ear), theories and scholarly background, and hands-on opportunities via exercises and an enhanced companion website. I will definitely use this book when I next teach Psycholinguistics.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521130561
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 173 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 31 colour illus. 9 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Planning utterances
    3. Finding words
    4. Building words
    5. Monitoring and repair
    6. The use of gesture
    7. Perception for language
    8. Spoken word recognition
    9. Visual word recognition
    10. Syntactic sentence processing
    11. Interpreting sentences
    12. Making connections
    13. Architecture of the language processing system.

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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Introduction to the Psychology of Language
    • Language Processing
    • Language Research Seminar
    • Psycholinguistics and Linguistic Theory
    • Speech and Hearing Science
    • Topics in Linguistics/Applied Linguistics: Psycholinguistics
    • Topics in applied linguistics (psycholinguistics)
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    Paul Warren, Victoria University of Wellington
    Paul Warren is an Associate Professor in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

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