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Psycholinguistics

Eva M. Fernández

in Linguistics

ISBN: 9780199772810
Published online October 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199772810-0083
Psycholinguistics

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Psycholinguistics is the study of the mental processes and representations that support language acquisition and language use. The discipline lies at the juncture of linguistics and psychology and is further informed by computational linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, sociolinguistics, anthropology, and the philosophy of language. This article covers some of the major Journals in the field, followed by a set of introductory volumes, written either for general audiences or for experts. The sections that follow provide specific coverage of key branches in current psycholinguistic research. The section on linguistic Perception covers Speech Perception, Lexical Access, and Sentence Processing. The section on linguistic Production includes coverage of Lexical Selection and Phonological Encoding. Research on Discourse Processing and discourse-situated language use, and research on how Written Language is processed, are provided in a section on processes and mechanisms that apply Beyond the Sentence. This is followed by a section on the intersection of Language And Other Cognitive Domains. A section on methods provides references to overviews of a range of paradigms in psycholinguistics. The article also provides the historical backdrop to the field.

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Subjects: Linguistics ; Anthropological Linguistics ; Language Families ; Psycholinguistics ; Sociolinguistics

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