Psychology of Language

ISBN-10: 0495099694
ISBN-13: 9780495099697
Edition: 5th 2008
Authors: David W. Carroll
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Book details

List price: $289.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/29/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

In David Carroll's text, a topic that can sometimes seem bewildering to students is presented in a clear, interesting, and engaging style. Using a cognitive approach, Carroll brings the current developments and controversies in psycholinguistics to students in an engaging style and sets them in historical context. Each chapter is enhanced with unique pedagogy that was designed to stimulate critical thinking, assess comprehension and provide opportunities for application. This fifth edition of Psychology of Language fills the need for an up-to-date and clearly written treatment of the field in a manner that resonates with today's students.

David W. Carroll received a B. A. in psychology and philosophy from the University of California at Davis (1972) and an M.A. (1973) and Ph.D. (1976) in experimental and developmental psychology from Michigan State University. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Superior since 1976. He is currently is professor of psychology and previously served as chair of the psychology program. Dr. Carroll teaches courses in introductory psychology, psychology of language, cognitive psychology, and child development, and conducts research on discourse comprehension, critical thinking, and the teaching of psychology. He is a member of the Society for Text and Discourse, the Division of Experimental Psychology, the American Psychological Society, the Society for General Psychology, and the Society for Teaching of Psychology.

General Issues
Introduction: Themes of Psycholinguistics
Linguistic Principles
Psychological Mechanisms
Language Comprehension
Perception of Language
The Internal Lexicon
Sentence Comprehension and Memory
Discourse Comprehension and Memory
Language Production and Conversational Interaction
Production of Speech and Language
Conversational Interaction
Language Acquisition
Early Language Acquisition
Later Language Acquisition
Processes of Language Acquisition
Language in Perspective
Biological Foundations of Language
Language, Culture, and Cognition
Glossary
References

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