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Psychology of Language From Data to Theory

ISBN-10: 1841693820
ISBN-13: 9781841693828
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Trevor A. Harley
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Book details

List price: $81.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

This comprehensive study of the psychology of language explores how we speak, read, remember, learn and understand language, with the author examining each of these aspects in detail.

Trevor Harley is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Dundee, where he has been Head of Department and then Dean since 2003. He has published numerous academic papers, and is well known for his research on speech errors and speech production, and the relation between language and the brain. He is also the series editor for Psychology Press for Current Issues in Cognitive Psychology: Language.

Preface
How to use this book
Introduction
The study of language
Introduction
What is language?
The history and methods of psycholinguistics
Language and the brain
Themes and controversies in modern psycholinguistics
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
Describing language
Introduction
How to describe speech sounds
Linguistic approaches to syntax
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
The Biological and Developmental Bases of Language
The foundations of language
Introduction
Where did language come from?
Do animals have language?
The biological basis of language
The cognitive basis of language: The cognition hypothesis
The social basis of language
The language development of visually and hearing-impaired children
What is the relation between language and thought?
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
Language development
Introduction
The driving forces of language development
Do children learn any language in the womb?
Phonological development
Lexical and semantic development
Early syntactic development
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
Bilingualism and second language acquisition
Introduction
Bilingualism
Second language acquisition
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
Word Recognition
Recognizing visual words
Introduction
Basic methods and basic findings
Meaning-based facilitation of visual word recognition
Morphology: Processing complex words
Models of visual word recognition
Coping with lexical ambiguity
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
Reading
Introduction
A preliminary model of reading
The processes of normal reading
The neuropsychology of adult reading disorders: Acquired dyslexia
Models of word naming
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
Learning to read and spell
Introduction
Normal reading development
Developmental dyslexia
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
Understanding speech
Introduction
Recognizing speech
Models of speech recognition
The neuropsychology of spoken word recognition
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
Meaning and Using Language
Understanding the structure of sentences
Introduction
Dealing with structural ambiguity
Early work on parsing
Processing structural ambiguity
Gaps, traces, and unbounded dependencies
The neuroscience of parsing
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
Word meaning
Introduction
Classic approaches to semantics
Semantic networks
Semantic features
Family resemblance and classification
Combining concepts
Processing figurative language
The neuropsychology of semantics
Connectionist approaches to semantics
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
Comprehension
Introduction
Memory for text and inferences
Reference, co-reference, and ambiguity
Models of text representation and processing
Individual differences in comprehension skills
The neuropsychology of text and discourse processing
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
Production and Other Aspects of Language
Language production
Introduction
Speech errors and what they tell us
Syntactic planning
Lexicalization
Phonological encoding
The analysis of hesitations
The neuropsychology of speech production
Writing and agraphia
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
How do we use language?
Introduction
Making inferences in conversation
The structure of conversation
Collaboration in dialog
Sound and vision
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
The structure of the language system
Introduction
What are the modules of language?
How many lexicons are there?
Language and short-term memory
Summary
Some questions to think about
Further reading
New directions
Introduction
Themes in psycholinguistics revisited
Some growth areas?
Conclusion
Connectionism
Interactive activation models
Back-propagation
Further reading
Glossary
Example of sentence analysis
References
Author index
Subject index

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