Willem J.M. Levelt

in A History of Psycholinguistics

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199653669
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742040 | DOI:

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This chapter clarifies that psycholinguistics is not recent science, but rather its empirical origins emerged sometime during the end of the eighteenth century. It notes the developments that led to the formation of psycholinguistics, including the formation of the psychology of language by the end of the nineteenth century. It then considers the possibility of writing a book on ‘modern’ psycholinguistics since the cognitive revolution. The chapter then concludes with some notes on the author's experience in learning about the cognitive revolution.

Keywords: psycholinguistics; empirical origins; psychology of language; modern psycholinguistics; cognitive revolution

Chapter.  745 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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