Introducing Psycholinguistics

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Psycholinguistics is the study of how humans produce and understand language. This textbook provides a clear introduction to the subject for students with a basic knowledge of linguistics. It introduces central aspects of the production and comprehension of language and breaks them down into stages for ease of understanding. Students will also investigate how different production and comprehension processes interact. Looks at how language is processed and represented and how to apply this to the analysis of data....
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Overview

Psycholinguistics is the study of how humans produce and understand language. This textbook provides a clear introduction to the subject for students with a basic knowledge of linguistics. It introduces central aspects of the production and comprehension of language and breaks them down into stages for ease of understanding. Students will also investigate how different production and comprehension processes interact. Looks at how language is processed and represented and how to apply this to the analysis of data. Considers everyday linguistic knowledge (such as the information we store for words, what rule systems we have for generating word and sentence structures) and how it relates to the structures and rules proposed by theoretical linguistics. Examples and exercises reinforce key points. Students become familiar with key terms and concepts with sidebar boxes that explain them as they are introduced, a comprehensive glossary and online flashcard facility
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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

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Paul Warren is an Associate Professor in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.
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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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