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Title: Handbook of Psycholinguistics, Second Edition
Edited By: Matthew J. Traxler
Morton Ann Gernsbacher
URL: http://books.elsevier.com
Description:

With Psycholinguistics in its fifth decade of existence, the second edition
of the Handbook of Psycholinguistics represents a comprehensive survey of
psycholinguistic theory, research and methodology, with special emphasis on
the very best empirical research conducted in the past decade. Thirty
leading experts have been brought together to present the reader with both
broad and detailed current issues in Language Production, Comprehension and
Development.


The handbook is an indispensible single-source guide for professional
researchers, graduate students, advanced undergraduates, university and
college teachers, and other professionals in the fields of
psycholinguistics, language comprehension, reading, neuropsychology of
language, linguistics, language development, and computational modeling of
language. It will also be a general reference for those in neighboring
fields such as cognitive and developmental psychology and education.

- Provides a complete account of psycholinguistic theory, research, and
methodology
- 30 of the field's foremost experts have contributed to this edition
- An invaluable single-source reference

Preface.


1. Observations on the Past and Future of Psycholinguistics.


Section 1: Language Production

2. Properties of Spoken Language Production
3. Syntax and Production
4. Speech Disorders
5. Functional Neuroimaging in Speech Production Studies

Section 2: Language Comprehension

6. Speech Perception Within a Biologically-realistic Information-theoretic
Framework.
7. The Perception of Speech
8. Spoken Word Recognition
9. Visual Word Recognition: The Journey from Features to Meaning (A Travel
Update)
10. Lexical Processing and Sentence Context Effects
11. Semantic Memory
12. Syntactic Parsing
13. Prosody
14. The syntax-Semantic Interface: On-line Composition of Sentence Meaning
15. Constraint Satisfaction Accounts of Lexical and Sentence Comprehension
16. Eye-Movement Control in Reading
17. Psycholinguistics Electrified II
18. Discourse Comprehension
19. Neuroimaging Contributions to the Understanding of Discourse Processes
20. Comprehension Ability in Mature Readers
21. Figurative Language.
22. Eye Movements and Spoken Language Comprehension
23. Perspective taking and the Coordination of Meaning in Language Use
24. Comprehension Disorders in Aphasia: The Case of Sentences that Require
Syntactic Analysis
25. Language Processing in Bilingual Speakers
26. Psycholinguistic and Neurolinguistic Perspectives on Sign Languages

Section 3: Language Development

27. Learning Language in Infancy
28. Acquisition of Syntax and Semantics
29. Learning to Read
30. Cognitive and Linguistic Issues in the Study of Children with Specific
Language Impairment

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
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ISBN: 0123693748
ISBN-13: 9780123693747
Pages: 1196
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