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Talking the Talk: Language, Psychology and Science / Edition 1

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Overview

"Language makes us human, but how do we use it and how do children learn it? Talking the Talk is an introduction to the psychology of language. Written for those with no knowledge of psychology or background in the area, it explains how we actually "do" language: how we speak, listen, and read." "This book provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to psycholinguistics. It shows how it is possible to study language experimentally, and how psychologists use these experiments to build models of language processing. The book focuses on controversy in modern psycholinguistics, covering all the main topics including how children acquire language, how language is related to the brain, and what can go wrong - and what can be done when something does go wrong." Structured around questions that people often ask about language, Talking the Talk emphasises how scientific knowledge can be applied to practical problems. It also looks at how language is related to other aspects of psychology by examining whether animals can learn language and the relationship between language and thought.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Clear and accessible ... It is an enjoyable read at a very good price ... it would be perfect for individuals just starting a speech and language therapy course or for those looking to brush up on some of the fundamental theories and approaches to speech and language." – Catherine Cole in Speech and Language Therapy in Practice

"In the new book Talking the Talk: Language, Psychology, and Science by Trevor Harley, one finds both a lively and amusing introduction to the field. He strikes the ideal tone for a gentle introduction to the topic, with witty asides and self-deprecating humor." - Shelia Kennison and Rachel Messer in PsycCRITIQUES

"A road trip through the varied landscape of psycholinguistics—including photos! Harley’s approachable style and frequent personal asides make the esoteric aspects of the field understandable, and he shows how everyday phenomena, such as "slips of the tongue" or children’s babblings, provide deep insight into how language works. Despite containing some fun topics, the book does not dumb down the science; it includes the latest findings from neuroscience and computational modeling and can function as quick reference for the expert as well as a thorough introduction for anyone who has marveled at our ability to speak." - Gary Dell, Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

"This is the kind of book that one needs not simply for ideas on which aspects of psycholinguistics to teach, formally or informally, but also for ideas on how to present those different aspects in an engaging and informative way. Psycholinguistics has become an increasingly broad science, and Trevor Harley is the perfect guide." - Professor Gerry T.M. Altmann, Department of Psychology, University of York, UK

"Harley uses his expert knowledge of the topic and personal anecdotes to help draw the reader into complex scientific and philosophical debates. He enables the reader to develop a good understanding of this complex ability we use every day, in a style that is both clear and engaging." - Nick Lund, Department of Interdiscilinary Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841693408
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/18/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 721,617
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Trevor Harley completed his undergraduate degree and PhD at the University of Cambridge. He moved to the University of Dundee in 1996 from the University of Warwick. He holds a Personal Chair in Cognitive Psychology and is currently Head of the School of Psychology. He is a Chartered Psychologist and his main research interest is in normal and pathological speech production.

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Language. 2. Animals. 3. Children. 4. Thought. 5. Meaning. 6. Words. 7. Understanding. 8. Speaking. 9. End. 10. Next. 11. Glossary. 12. References.

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