Synopses & Reviews
This book is an introduction to psycholinguistics, the study of human language processing. It deals with the central areas of this field, the language abilities of the linguistically mature, monolingual adult. Within this scope it offers comprehensive coverage, dealing with both spoken and written language, their comprehension and production, and with the nature of linguistic systems and models of processing. The final chapter looks at the impairment of language processing in aphasia and related disorders, and examines the issues that arise from it. Psycholinguistics will be an essential work for both students and specialists in linguistics and psychology.
This study of human language processing comprehensively analyzes the language abilities of the linguistically mature, monolingual adult in spoken and written language, comprehension and production.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 472-499) and indexes.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Elements of Psycholinguistics: 1. Characteristics of the language signal; 2. The biological foundations of language; 3. Sources of evidence for the language system; Part II. Processes and Models: 4. Processing the language signal; 5. Accessing the mental lexicon; 6. Understanding utterances; 7. Producing utterances; 8. Impairment of processing; References; Index of names; Subject index.