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Query:   Psycholinguistics Textbooks
Author:  Greg Watson
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Psycholinguistics

Summary:   Dear fellow linguists,

I recently made an enquiry requesting information on a suitable, accessable
and affordable textbook for an Introductory Course on Psycholinguistics.
Find below a summary of all the replies I received. Thank you once again to
those who took the time to answer my original enquiry.


Greg Watson

The following books are arranged in order of popularity according to my

"Psychology of Language" (1999) CARROLL, David.
"Psycholinguistics" (1993) Harcourt and Brace (Eds.) GLEASON, Jean Barko +
RATNER, Nan Bernstein
"The Articulate Mammal" (1989) Unwin AITCHISON, Jean
"Words in the Mind" (1987) AITCHISON, Jean
"Psycholinguistics" (1990) CUP GARMAN, M.A.
"The ascent of babel" (1997) OUP ALTMANN, G.T.M.
"Psycholinguistics" (1974) SLOBIN, D.
"Psycholinguistics; the experimental study of language" (1984) Croom Helm


Greg Watson, PhD
Foreign Languages Department
University of Joensuu
PO Box 80101 Joensuu
Ph: + 013 251 4325
Fax: + 013 251 4211
Email: Greg.Watson@joensuu.fi

LL Issue: 11.390
Date Posted: 23-Feb-2000
Original Query: Read original query


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