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Psychology of Language

Theory and Applications

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This accessibly written and pedagogically rich text delivers the most comprehensive examination of its subject, carefully drawing on the most up-to-date research and covering a breadth of the central topics including...

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This accessibly written and pedagogically rich text delivers the most comprehensive examination of its subject, carefully drawing on the most up-to-date research and covering a breadth of the central topics including communication, language acquisition, language processing, language disorders, speech, writing, and development. This book also examines an array of other progressive areas in the field neglected in similar works such as bilingualism, sign language as well as comparative communication.

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  • Extensive pedagogical features throughout, including `Spotlight on World Languages? boxes which observe real-world examples of how language is used globally
  • `Research DIY? projects which offer readers the chance to complete activities
  • `Classic Research? boxes which offer classical case studies relevant to the psycholinguistic field
  • Recommended books, films and websites to expand your scientific understanding in popular culture as well as academia
  • Multi-perspective: draws from an array of perspectives from neuroscience, anthropology, philosophy and computer science, not just psychology and linguistics!
  • User-friendly: written in easy-to-understand prose and presented with a fun, engaging page design to make the content of this book easier to `digest?

1. The nature of language.- 2. Language versus non-human communication.- 3. Cognitive aspects of language processing.- 4. Visual word perception.- 5. Speech perception.- 6. Sentence processing.- 7. Discourse processing.- 8. Speech production.- 9. Conversation.- 10. Language development.- 11. Neural basis of language.- 12. Reading and reading development across languages.- 13. Signed languages: acquisition, production and comprehension.- 14. Multilingualism.- 15. Language disorders.
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Shelia M. Kennison is Professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and bachelor’s degree in linguistics and psychology from Harvard University.  She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Psychonomic Society.  She has authored numerous works including academic journal articles and a textbook on the development of language. Her psycholinguistic research has focused on sentence processing in English as well as a variety of other languages, including Arabic, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Finnish.

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Shelia M. Kennison is Professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and bachelor’s degree in linguistics and psychology from Harvard University.  She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Psychonomic Society.  She has authored numerous works including academic journal articles and a textbook on the development of language. Her psycholinguistic research has focused on sentence processing in English as well as a variety of other languages, including Arabic, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Finnish.

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