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  Psycholinguistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psycholinguistics or psychology of language is the study of the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, and understand language.
Initial forays into psycholinguistics were largely philosophical ventures, due mainly to a lack of cohesive data on how the human brain functioned.
Psycholinguistics is interdisciplinary in nature and is studied by people in a variety of fields, such as psychology, cognitive science, and linguistics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psycholinguistics   (1693 words)

 AllRefer.com - psycholinguistics (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
An important focus of psycholinguistics is the largely unconscious application of grammatical rules that enable people to produce and comprehend intelligible sentences.
Psycholinguists investigate the relationship between language and thought, a perennial subject of debate being whether language is a function of thinking or thought a function of the use of language.
However, most problems in psycholinguistics are more concrete, involving the study of linguistic performance and language acquisition, especially in children.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/psycholi.html   (271 words)

 Psycholinguistics, Psycholinguistics books, Psycholinguistics texts
Psycholinguists have shown that the comprehension and production of even the simplest language is a highly complex, almost miraculous, process.
This book is a fascinating introduction to the field, and demonstrates ow psycholinguistic research can act as a window to the workings of the human mind.
Includes a number of studies which adopt a psycholinguistic perspective, while other areas of the book re-examine communication strategies from a sociolinguistic perspective, exploring the strategies non-native speakers and their conversational partners use to create shared meanings in ongoing discourse.
www.englishjobmaze.com /bookstore/b-fsbt-psycho.htm   (833 words)

 Semantic Compositions: Linguistics -- Psycholinguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
SC could go dig up a whole bibliography of measurements from the course in psycholinguistics he took as a graduate student, but the point is merely to demonstrate that word recognition takes place on a much longer time scale than video frame refreshes.
This isn't to say that all psycholinguists would agree that this trick should work; the influential (albeit rather outdated) Cohort and TRACE models would likely predict that the differences are great enough that almost nobody would bite it, especially in cases where there's no sound similarity (like "Artifacts" vs. "Fossil").
Readers who may not have much familiarity with psycholinguistics, but recognize the Steven Pinker brand name in popular psychology might wish to get ahold of this position paper that he wrote for Science; suffice it to say that Pinker probably also would dismiss the possibility that the OurVersions people are onto something.
semanticcompositions.typepad.com /index/linguistics_psycholinguistics   (7130 words)

 The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
She rightly points out that the field of psycholinguistics "is in many ways like the proverbial hydra--a monster with an endless number of heads: there seems no limit to the aspects of the subject that could be explored.
The first area is what she calls the "acquisition problem," which pertains to the controversial question of whether humans pick up language because they are born furnished with particular linguistic knowledge or they acquire language because they are intelligent and skilled problem solvers.
In contrast to most introductory books on psycholinguistics written by psychologists, Aitchison states that her book is "an attempt to provide an introduction to the subject from the linguist's point of view--although inevitably and rightly, it includes accounts of work done by psychologists" (p.
www-writing.berkeley.edu /TESl-EJ/ej17/r20.html   (1350 words)

 Psycholinguistics Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Psycholinguistics or Linguistics of psychology is the study of the psychological and neurological factors that enable humans to acquire, use and understand language.
Psycholinguistics also studies the factors that account for decodification, i.e., the psychological structures that allow us to understand utterances, words, sentences, texts etc.
Another aspect of psycholinguistics involves studying individual use of language to understand the mental processes of the individual, a potentially useful tool for psychologists.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/p/ps/psycholinguistics.html   (261 words)

 "Innatists" Psycholinguistics blatant nonsense examples
They are repeated many times in the psycholinguistic literature, but in most of the cases they are hidden in longer and more diffused discussions, which make it difficult to identify them.
Because "innatist" psycholinguistics ignore the question of effectiveness of communication, which, as far as the child is concerned, is the important criterion, their arguments and theories are irrelevant to child acquisition of language.
However, a student told me that in a course in psycholinguistics the first thing they got was to learn this book, and that he has read in many places that Kristeva is one of the most important psycholinguists.
human-brain.org /nonsense.html   (4625 words)

 LINGUIST List 4.913: Psycholinguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As a graduate student, I have found the current discussion on the acceptance of psycholinguistics by linguists to be a very interesting one.
On the one hand, even as a borderline psycholinguist who often finds himself suspended between psychological and linguistic reasoning, I'm extremely pleased that the change that is supposed to (and should) be happening is indeed taking place.
On the other hand, I'm puzzled why this has started to happen only in the last couple of years (re Marantz's message), and not earlier, and in general why it has EVER been otherwise, considering that at least according to some (very influential) points of view linguistics is merely a branch of psychology.
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /linguist/issues/4/4-913.html   (410 words)

 Bits about linguistics
An important assumption underlying many psycholinguistics theories is that the brain, or at least the part that deals with language, is a symbolic system.
Part of the "innatist" psycholinguistics (psyhcolinguistics which argue that langauge is innate) argument for the immateness of language is that all human languages follow some rules, so these must be built-in.
A common error of psycholinguistics is to assume that when children acquire language, they acquire the same formal rules that linguistics use to describe the language.
www.human-brain.org /linguistics.html   (767 words)

And as Kuhn suggests for scientific revolutions in general, that which was noticed in the new linguistics and psycholinguistics had been observed before, but was now "seen" in an entirely new light.
Modern psycholinguistics is founded in Chomsky’s revolutionary approach to language­that it is not merely behavior, but that it also reveals human knowledge and mental competence.
Psycholinguistics therefore emphasizes, like cognitive psychology, the mental structures and processes that explain the acquisition, comprehension, and production of language.
www.lawrence.edu /fast/rewgottt/psyling.html   (523 words)

 Psycholinguistics Syllabus
To apply knowledge of one subfield of psycholinguistics a domain not discussed in the text, e.g., cross-linguistic applications, language disorders, language acquisition, law, advertising, or language technology.
The purpose of the take-home exams is to examine in depth models and theories of psycholinguistics.
The purpose of this paper is to (a) research one area of psycholinguistics in detail, (b) help you apply your knowledge of psycholinguistics to one very specific question, (c) help you understand at least one method for collecting psycholinguistic data and (d) help you link one very specific question to larger questions in the field.
web.pdx.edu /~dbls/Psycholing.htm   (2173 words)

 LINGUIST List 4.903: Psycholinguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This is different from the generally prevailing situation: a lot of psycholinguistic work tests hypotheses about language performance ("processing"), rather than using performance to test proposals about fundamental linguistic structure (competence).
This situation is changing, for- tunately -- primarily in cases where psycholinguistic research questions and /or methodology address purely linguistic theoretical proposals.
And despite the period of dissillusion with linguistic theory in psycholinguistics, linguistics is certainly thriving as an approach to understanding not only language acquisition but language processing.
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /linguist/issues/4/4-903.html   (681 words)

 428/628: Connectionist Psycholinguistics
Connectionist psycholinguistics involves using (artificial) 'neural' networks, which are inspired by brain architecture, to model empirical data on the acquisition and processing of language.
As such, connectionist psycholinguistics has had a far-reaching impact on language research.
In this course, we will survey the state of the art of connectionist psycholinguistics, ranging from speech processing and word recognition, to inflectional morphology, sentence processing, language production and reading.
instruct1.cit.cornell.edu /courses/psych428   (677 words)

 Connectionist Psycholinguistics — www.greenwood.com
Description: Setting forth the state of the art, leading researchers present a survey on the fast-developing field of Connectionist Psycholinguistics: using connectionist or "neural" networks, which are inspired by brain architecture, to model empirical data on human language processing.
Connectionist psycholinguistics has already had a substantial impact on the study of a wide range of aspects of language processing, ranging from inflectional morphology, to word recognition, to parsing and language production.
Christiansen and Chater begin with an extended tutorial overview of Connectionist Psycholinguistics which is followed by the latest research by leading figures in each area of research.
www.greenwood.com /books/BookDetail.asp?dept_id=1&sku=ABP5953   (319 words)

 AL 8520 Psycholinguistics
psycholinguistics, and have the potential to study applied linguistics and SLA from a psycholinguistic perspective.
A review paper -- a student can write a review paper in which he or she analyzes, synthesizes, and evaluates the research done on a specific topic related to psycholinguistics or psycholinguistic study of second language acquisition and teaching.
A good project proposal should have a clearly defined research question, an adequate review of literature related to the question, detailed description of the method to be used, including such information as participants, experimental paradigms or test methods, test materials and other instruments, research design, dependent and indepedent variables involved, test procedures.
www.gsu.edu /~eslnxj/8520/syllabus.html   (1401 words)

 Full Text Articles and Books Online by Leon James and Diane Nahl
Appendix presents a workshop for teachers and psycholinguists on discourse analysis and "color wisdom" techniques.
Diane Nahl in 1977, but still relevant to those who are interested in ethnomethodology and psycholinguistics, including speech acts and conversational analysis.
Integrating psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and ethnosemantics (or, psychology, linguistics, and sociology).
www.soc.hawaii.edu /leonj/leonj/leonpsy/leonarticles.html   (6697 words)

 Computational Psycholinguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
We are investigating a computational model of minimalist syntactic theory (e.g.
Weinberg and Berwick's paper of that title at the 1997 Conference on Computational Psycholinguistics), as well as the role of plausibility in on-line processing using eye-tracking methods.
Language theorists have long noted that language places constraints on the relationships between things being talked about, constraints that are sometimes violated even when the surface form of a sentence is perfectly valid.
www.umiacs.umd.edu /research/CLIP/cp.htm   (250 words)

 CUI 605 - Developmental Psycholinguistics
The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the the processes involved in the acquisition and development of language in the human species.
The interrelations between psycholinguistics and cognition and first and second language acquisition will be discussed.
A mixture of theory and concrete examples of application contribute to understanding the issues related to developmental psycholinguistics.
www.uncg.edu /cui/courses/antonek/605/syllabus.htm   (408 words)

 Google Directory - Science > Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics > Psycholinguistics
Of particular relevance for Psycholinguistics are Language and Brain, Slips of the Tongue and Neurolinguistics.
Psycholinguistics resources: books, journals, tests and links to associations, events and discussion groups.
Describes the research, personnel, publications and facilities of the Psycholinguistics Laboratory at the University at Buffalo.
www.psychologia.sk /linky/index-31.htm   (274 words)

 Introduction: Psycholinguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The goal of psycholinguistics is to explain how people learn, speak, and understand language.
The University of Illinois is a major center for the study of language and psychology.
Much of the research in psycholinguistics at Illinois takes place at the University's Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, a center of multi-disciplinary research.
www.psych.uiuc.edu /research/Language_Processing/Introduction_page.htm   (384 words)

 What is psycholinguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Psycholinguistics is a relatively new branch of linguistics, an outcome of two-field convergence -- philology and psychology.
We are aware of the wide range of approaches to psycholinguistics, but we are choosing only those that may be introduced into practice.
We kindly invite you to participate in the Phonosemantic Experiment.
www.almex.net /randd/psycholinguistics/index.php   (102 words)

 Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics
It will also be of great significance to psycholinguists who are interested in comparative studies of Indo-European languages and East Asian languages, serving as an important resource for researchers in the field.
The Handbook project was initiated as a result of the workshop on New Frontiers in Chinese Psycholinguistics, supported by the National Science Foundation and held in conjunction with the LSA Summer Linguistic Institute, 2001.
You should pitch your article to a general level that is comprehensible to upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students in linguistics or psychology.
cogsci.richmond.edu /psychling/handbook.html   (336 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Psycholinguistics: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Designed for introductory undergraduate courses in psycholinguistics, this textbook is written in an easygoing manner which is neither too technical or intimidating to the beginning student.
The text does not assume extensive background in linguistics, psychology or cognitive science, and includes all major extensions of the field.
The collaborative authorship of eminent psycholinguists Berko Gleason and Bernstein Ratner assures the best possible coverage of these diverse topics.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0155041061   (557 words)

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