An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

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Longman, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 266 pages
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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
3
Animals and language
30
Wild children and language
48
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About the author (1993)

Danny D. Steinberg is Professor Emeritus of Surugadai University and has previously taught at University of Hawaii and Rikkyo University. He is author of a number of books on semantic theory and psycholinguistics including, "Semantics: An Interdisciplinary Reader in Philosophy, Linguistics and Psychology "(with L. Jakobovits; 1971) and "Psycholinguistics: Language, Mind and World" (with H Nagata and D. Aline; 2nd edition, 2000).

Natalia V. Sciarini is an independent researcher, writer and translator, and works at the Research Services and Collections Department at Yale University. She was previously a lecturer of Introductory Linguistics and the Theory and Practice of Translation at Ulyanovsk State University.

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