The psychology of language : from data to theory /

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Author / Creator: Harley, Trevor A.
Format: Book
Language:English
Edition:Third edition.
Imprint: New York : Psychology Press, 2008.
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Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST) http://eastlibraries.org/retained-materials
Online Access:Table of contents only
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • How to use this book
  • Section A. Introduction
  • 1. The study of language
  • Introduction
  • What is language?
  • The history and methods of psycholinguistics
  • Language and the brain
  • Themes and controversies in modern psycholinguistics
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • 2. Describing language
  • Introduction
  • How to describe speech sounds
  • Linguistic approaches to syntax
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • Section B. The Biological and Developmental Bases of Language
  • 3. The foundations of language
  • Introduction
  • Where did language come from?
  • Do animals have language?
  • The biological basis of language
  • The cognitive basis of language: The cognition hypothesis
  • The social basis of language
  • The language development of visually and hearing-impaired children
  • What is the relation between language and thought?
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • 4. Language development
  • Introduction
  • The driving forces of language development
  • Do children learn any language in the womb?
  • Phonological development
  • Lexical and semantic development
  • Early syntactic development
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • 5. Bilingualism and second language acquisition
  • Introduction
  • Bilingualism
  • Second language acquisition
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • Section C. Word Recognition
  • 6. Recognizing visual words
  • Introduction
  • Basic methods and basic findings
  • Meaning-based facilitation of visual word recognition
  • Morphology: Processing complex words
  • Models of visual word recognition
  • Coping with lexical ambiguity
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • 7. Reading
  • Introduction
  • A preliminary model of reading
  • The processes of normal reading
  • The neuropsychology of adult reading disorders: Acquired dyslexia
  • Models of word naming
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • 8. Learning to read and spell
  • Introduction
  • Normal reading development
  • Developmental dyslexia
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • 9. Understanding speech
  • Introduction
  • Recognizing speech
  • Models of speech recognition
  • The neuropsychology of spoken word recognition
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • Section D. Meaning and Using Language
  • 10. Understanding the structure of sentences
  • Introduction
  • Dealing with structural ambiguity
  • Early work on parsing
  • Processing structural ambiguity
  • Gaps, traces, and unbounded dependencies
  • The neuroscience of parsing
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • 11. Word meaning
  • Introduction
  • Classic approaches to semantics
  • Semantic networks
  • Semantic features
  • Family resemblance and classification
  • Combining concepts
  • Processing figurative language
  • The neuropsychology of semantics
  • Connectionist approaches to semantics
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • 12. Comprehension
  • Introduction
  • Memory for text and inferences
  • Reference, co-reference, and ambiguity
  • Models of text representation and processing
  • Individual differences in comprehension skills
  • The neuropsychology of text and discourse processing
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • Section E. Production and Other Aspects of Language
  • 13. Language production
  • Introduction
  • Speech errors and what they tell us
  • Syntactic planning
  • Lexicalization
  • Phonological encoding
  • The analysis of hesitations
  • The neuropsychology of speech production
  • Writing and agraphia
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • 14. How do we use language?
  • Introduction
  • Making inferences in conversation
  • The structure of conversation
  • Collaboration in dialog
  • Sound and vision
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • 15. The structure of the language system
  • Introduction
  • What are the modules of language?
  • How many lexicons are there?
  • Language and short-term memory
  • Summary
  • Some questions to think about
  • Further reading
  • 16. New directions
  • Introduction
  • Themes in psycholinguistics revisited
  • Some growth areas?
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix. Connectionism
  • Interactive activation models
  • Back-propagation
  • Further reading
  • Glossary
  • Example of sentence analysis
  • References
  • Author index
  • Subject index