Language in the laboratory and modeling microgenesis

Willem J.M. Levelt

in A History of Psycholinguistics

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199653669
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742040 | DOI:
Language in the laboratory and modeling microgenesis

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This chapter studies experimental and speech error approaches to normal adults' production and perception of language. It introduces the concepts of ‘mental chronometry’ and ‘mental processing speed’ and studies experimental and phonetic approaches to the production and perception of verbal materials. It then examines the initial experimental studies of verbal memory, association, and analogy. It also explores the first process model of speaking, which is based on the analysis of spontaneous speech errors. This chapter includes a discussion of the nineteenth-century beginnings of experimentation and research into speech error and the psychology of language and speech.

Keywords: speech error approaches; mental chronometry; mental processing speed; phonetic approaches; verbal materials; verbal memory; process model of speaking; spontaneous speech errors; language and speech

Chapter.  19134 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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