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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Subtitle: 2nd Edition
Written By: Danny D. Steinberg
Natalia Sciarini
Description:

How do we learn to speak and understand speech? Is language unique to
humans?

Psycholinguistics is the study of language as it relates to the mind and
brain. The first edition of An Introduction to Psycholinguistics has
established itself as a popular text for this fascinating area of
linguistic study. This new edition provides students with an up-to-date,
focused and accessible introduction to the key issues and the latest
research information.


Contents
1. First Language Learning by Children
2. The Deaf and Language: Sign, Oral, Written
3. Children Raised in the Wild and Isolation
4. Reading: Fundamental Principles and Teaching
5. Animals and Language Learning
6. The Need for a Theory of Grammar
7. Current Theories of Grammar and Speech Processing
8. Relationship of Language to Thought and Culture
9. Origin of Language Knowledge
10. Language and the Brain
11. Second Language Acquisition
12. Teaching Methods and Bilingualism

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Pearson Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0582505755
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Pages: 328
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