Psychology of Language

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Cengage Learning, Mar 29, 2007 - Psychology - 512 pages
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In David Carroll’s text, a topic that can sometimes seem bewildering to students is presented in a clear, interesting, and engaging style. Using a cognitive approach, Carroll brings the current developments and controversies in psycholinguistics to students in an engaging style and sets them in historical context. Each chapter is enhanced with unique pedagogy that was designed to stimulate critical thinking, assess comprehension and provide opportunities for application. This fifth edition of Psychology of Language fills the need for an up-to-date and clearly written treatment of the field in a manner that resonates with today’s students.
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The book is biased to the western pronunciation of words, also the language is very hard to understand. When you try to understand the research it seems to be more confusing!! Taking a psycholinguistic course with this book and wouldnt suggest any one to read such a technical book.

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that book is very good and interesting


General Issues
Language Comprehension
Language Production and Conversational Interaction
Language Acquisition
Language in Perspective
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Author Index
Subject Index

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David W. Carroll received a B. A. in psychology and philosophy from the University of California at Davis (1972) and an M.A. (1973) and Ph.D. (1976) in experimental and developmental psychology from Michigan State University. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Superior since 1976. He is currently is professor of psychology and previously served as chair of the psychology program. Dr. Carroll teaches courses in introductory psychology, psychology of language, cognitive psychology, and child development, and conducts research on discourse comprehension, critical thinking, and the teaching of psychology. He is a member of the Society for Text and Discourse, the Division of Experimental Psychology, the American Psychological Society, the Society for General Psychology, and the Society for Teaching of Psychology.

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