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Introduction to Psycholinguistics: Understanding Language Science (Hardback)Matthew J. Traxler (author)
Hardback 592 Pages / Published: 09/11/2011
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This textbook offers a cutting edge introduction to psycholinguistics, exploring the cognitive processes underlying language acquisition and use. Provides a step-by-step tour through language acquisition, production, and comprehension, from the word level to sentences and dialogueIncorporates both theory and data, including in-depth descriptions of the experimental evidence behind theoriesIncorporates a comprehensive review of research in bilingual language processing, sign language, reading, and the neurological basis of language production and comprehensionApproaches the subject from a range of perspectives, including psychology, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, neurology, and neurophysiologyIncludes a full program of resources for instructors and students, including review exercises, a test bank, and lecture slides, available online at www.wiley.com/go/traxler
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 1648 g
Dimensions: 259 x 209 x 41 mm
This textbook is modern, thorough, witty, and deeply instructive. At last, students of the psychology of language (in the classroom and out) have a book they'll value and enjoy. - Victor Ferreira, University of California, San Diego This is the psycholinguistics textbook we've all been waiting for. Traxler has brought us into the 21st century. He surveys the field with depth, breadth, and most definitely wit. Students will find the text quite accessible, and instructors will appreciate the rigorous content. - Morton Ann Gernsbacher, University of Wisconsin-Madison It's all here, from Nim to Noam, and "the horse raced past the barn" to the elephant in Groucho's pants. Traxler covers the subject matter of modern psycholinguistics with thoroughness and panache. - Mark S. Seidenberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison Engaging and witty, this is a refreshing and informative textbook on the psychology of language that will appeal to students and teachers alike. - Gerry Altmann, University of York
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