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Wilhelm Wundt’s grand synthesis

Willem J.M. Levelt

in A History of Psycholinguistics

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199653669
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742040 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653669.003.0006
Wilhelm Wundt’s grand synthesis

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This chapter presents Wilhelm Wundt's summary of empirical approaches and major advances in the study of language in the brain, sign language studies, and language acquisition. It includes biographical information on Wundt and then studies his psychology and the major contributions of his psycholinguistics. It also considers experimental and speech error research, and reviews the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century origins of psycholinguistics.

Keywords: Wilhelm Wundt; language; brain; sign language studies; language acquisition; psychology; major contributions; psycholinguistics; speech error research; origins of psycholinguistics

Chapter.  22640 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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