An Introduction to Psycholinguistics
This book is a thorough introduction to psycholinguistics, and shows how the area relates to psychology, linguistics, philosophy and education. It focuses on how young children acquire language and demonstrates how sign language helps us to gain a deeper understanding of the acquisition process. It also explores more complex and challenging topics such as mental grammar and sentence processing, the relationship of language to thought and culture to the brain. Other topics include second language acquisition processes, teaching methods and the cognitive impact of bilingualism.
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How children learn language
Animals and language
Wild children and language
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ability able acquired adults American Sign Language animals aphasia argument Baby Talk Behaviourist bilingualism brain British Sign Language Broca's Broca's aphasia Broca's area Chapter child chimp Chomsky Chomsky's grammar classroom communicate complex concepts critical age D-structure deaf Deep Structure developed dolphins Empiricist English example experience function Genie gestures hearing hearing-impaired human innate intelligence involved Itard Japanese knowledge language acquisition language learning learn language learner left hemisphere linguistic lobe meaning method mind morphemes native language nouns objects parents perfect circle person Phonetic Phonological Phrase Structure Phrase Structure rules problems production and understanding pronunciation Psycholinguistics psychological questions regard right hemisphere rules second language second-language learning semantic sentence speak speaker speech production speech sounds speech understanding speech-based Surface Structure syntactic syntax teacher teaching theory thought tion Universal Grammar utterances verbs Victor vocabulary Wernicke's aphasia Wernicke's area words written language