Oxford Introduction to Language Study Series Series


Director of collection: Widdowson H. G.

Language: Anglais
Cover of the book Psycholinguistics

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Psycholinguists have shown that the comprehension and production of even the simplest language is a highly complex, almost miraculous, process. This brief introduction shows how psycholinguistic research can act as a window to the workings of the human mind.
Preface. Author's preface. SECTION 1. Survey. 1. Introduction. 2. Acquisition: when I was a child, I spoke as a child. '.. no language but a cry'. First words. The birth of grammar. Evidence for innateness. Childish creativity. Stages of linguistic development. 3. Production: putting words in one's mouth. Conceptualization. Formulation. Articulation. Self-monitoring. 4. Comprehension: understanding what we hear and read. The comprehension of sounds. The comprehension of words. The comprehension of sentences. The comprehension of texts. Comprehension concluded. 5. Dissolution: language loss. Neurolinguistics and language loss. Speech and language disorders. Concluding summary. SECTION 2. Readings. SECTION 3. References. SECTION 4. Glossary.