Psycholinguistics A Resource Book for Students

ISBN-10: 0415276004
ISBN-13: 9780415276009
Edition: 2003
Authors: John Field
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Psycholinguistics: *is a comprehensive introduction to psycholinguistic theory *covers the core areas of psycholinguistics: language as a human attribute, language and the brain, vocabulary storage and use, language and memory, the four skills (writing, reading, listening, speaking), comprehension, language impairment and deprivation *draws on a range of real texts, data and examples, including a radio four interview, an essay written by a deaf writer, and the transcript of a therapy session addressing stuttering *provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline, including Aitchison, Deacon, Logie, Levelt and Bishop. The accompanying website to this book can be found athttp://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415276004 Written by an experienced teacher, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language, linguistics and psychology.

Contents cross-referenced
List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
A key to English phonemic symbols
Introduction: key concepts in Psycholinguistics
Psycholinguistics: what is it?
Language, speech and communication
Language and the brain
'Knowing' a word
Lexical storage and lexical access
The information processing approach
Writing systems
Decoding in reading
Issues in listening
Characteristics of speech
Long Term Memory and Schema Theory
Exceptional circumstances
Development: data
Data in Psycholinguistics
Animal communication
Localising language in the brain
Lexical form
Word association
Bottom-up and top-down processing
Writing at word level
Eye movements in reading
Categorical perception
Stages in the speaking process
Meaning representations
Language disorders
Exploration: analysis and reflection
The language studied in Psycholinguistics
Talking apes
Lateralisation in the brain
The meaning of 'meaning'
Models of lexical retrieval
Memory and language
The stages of writing
Skilled and unskilled readers
Listening in real time
A model of speaking
Inference
Deafness: a small-scale research study
Extension: Psycholinguistic readings
The goals of Psycholinguistics
The evolution of speech
Localisation and lateralisation revisited
Forming lexical categories
Lexical processing
Working Memory: an overview
Factors in skilled writing
Decoding versus 'whole word'
Locating word boundaries
Self-monitoring in speaking
Anaphor resolution
Two views of specific language impairment
Material for activities
Further reading
References
Glossary

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