The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics

Edited by M. Gareth Gaskell

Volume 1, issue Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780198568971
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:
The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics

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This book examines the young science of psycholinguistics, which attempts to uncover the mechanisms and representations underlying human language. This interdisciplinary field has seen massive developments over the past decade, with a broad expansion of the research base, and the incorporation of new experimental techniques such as brain imaging and computational modelling. The result is that real progress is being made in the understanding of the key components of language in the mind. This book brings together the views of seventy-five leading researchers to provide a review of the current state of the art in psycholinguistics. The contributors are eminent in a wide range of fields, including psychology, linguistics, human memory, cognitive neuroscience, bilingualism, genetics, development, and neuropsychology. Their contributions are organised into six themed sections, covering word recognition, the mental lexicon, comprehension and discourse, language production, language development, and perspectives on psycholinguistics.

Keywords: brain imaging; computational modelling; psycholinguistics; memory; cognitive neuroscience; bilingualism; genetics; neuropsychology; word recognition; mental lexicon

Book.  880 pages. 

Subjects: Psychology

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