Psychology of Language

Psychology of Language

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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.
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  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 193 x 239.5 x 22.6mm | 945.53g
  • CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • glossary, references, index
  • 0534349730
  • 9780534349738

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.
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"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."
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