Psychology of Language
This fully-revised text provides discussion on the abstract topic of the psychology of language. Using an information-processing approach, David Carroll brings the current developments and controversies in psycholinguistics to students in a comprehensive style and sets them in an historical context. Functional in its approach, the book fills the need for an up-to-date, clearly written, even-handed treatment of the field.
- Hardback | 480 pages
- 193 x 239.5 x 22.6mm | 945.53g
- 28 Jan 1999
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- CA, United States
- 3rd Revised edition
- glossary, references, index
Table of contents
Part 1 General issues: Introduction - themes of psycholinguistics: Introduction. The Scope of Psycholinguistics. The Historical Context. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Linguistic principles; Introduction. Basic Grammatical Concepts. Insights from Sign Language. Transformational Grammar. Issues in Grammatical Theory. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Psychological mechanisms; Introduction. The Information Processing System. Central Issues in Language Processing. Development of the Processing System. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Part 2 Language comprehension: Perception of language; Introduction. The Structure of Speech. Perception of Isolated Speech Segments. Perception of Continuous Speech. Perception of Written Language. Review Questions. Thought Questions. The internal lexicon; Introduction. Dimensions of Word Knowledge. Organization of the Internal Lexicon. Lexical Access. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Sentence comprehension and memory: Introduction. Immediate Processing of Sentences. Comprehending Sentences in Context. Memory for Sentences. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Discourse comprehension and memory: Introduction. Comprehension of Discourse. Memory for Discourse. Genres and Discourse Processing. Educational Implications. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Part 3 Language production and conversational interaction: Production of speech and language; Introduction. Slips of the Tongue. Formulating Linguistic Plans. Implementing Linguistic Plans. Insights From Sign Language. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Conversational interaction; Introduction. The Structure of Conversation. Conversational Participants. Conversational Settings. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Part 4 Language acquisition: Early language acquisition; Introduction. Prelinguistic Communication. Early Phonology. One Word at a Time. Early Grammar. Acquisition of Sign Language. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Later language acquisition; Introduction. Later Grammar. Metalinguistics and Discourse. Language in the School. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Processes of language acquisition; Introduction. The Linguistic Environment. Cognitive Processes. Innate Mechanisms. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Part 5 Language in perspective: biological foundations of language; Introduction. Brain Mechanisms and Language. Lateralization of Language Processes. Language in Evolutionary Context. Review Questions. Thought Questions. Language, culture, and cognition; Introduction. The Whorf Hypothesis. Lexical Influences on Cognition. Grammatical Influences on Cognition. Review Questions. Thought Questions.
"The primary strength of this textbook is that it presents both sides of some pivotal debates (e.g. modularity vs. Interaction, and nativism vs. Empiricism) relatively evenly."