A large body of knowledge has accumulated in recent years on the cognitive processes and brain mechanisms underlying language. Much of this knowledge has come from studies of Indo-European languages, in particular English. Korean, a language of growing interest to linguists, differs significantly from most Indo-European languages in its grammar, its lexicon, and its written and spoken forms - features which have profound implications for the learning, representation and processing of language. This handbook, the third in a three-volume series on East Asian psycholinguistics, presents a state-of-the-art discussion of the psycholinguistic study of Korean. With contributions by over sixty leading scholars, it covers topics in first and second language acquisition, language processing and reading, language disorders in children and adults, and the relationships between language, brain, culture, and cognition. It will be invaluable to all scholars and students interested in the Korean language, as well as cognitive psychologists, linguists, and neuroscientists.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 660
Weight: 1170 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 36 mm
'This volume completes a highly valuable series on East Asian language processing studies. It is comprehensive in its coverage both with regard to structural issues, methods and theory, and it is presented in an accessible style that allows readers from across the psycholinguistic community to appreciate the significance of a fascinating range of findings from Korean language research.' Merrill Garrett, University of Arizona