ERIC Number: ED119138
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Publication Date: 1975
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Understanding Language: An Information-Processing Analysis of Speech Perception, Reading, and Psycholinguistics.
Massaro, Dominic W., Ed.
In an information-processing approach to language processing, language processing is viewed as a sequence of psychological stages that occur between the initial presentation of the language stimulus and the meaning in the mind of the language processor. This book defines each of the processes and structures involved, explains how each of them operates, and articulates the current state of the art in speech perception, reading, and psycholinguistics. The book's four sections focus on the information processing approach; perception--articulatory and acoustic characteristics of speech sounds, acoustic features used in speech perception, and theories and dynamic aspects of speech perception; reading--dynamics of the reading process, reading eye movements, visual features used in reading, and theories of reading; and psycholinguistics--the latest advances in theory, dynamic aspects of word and phrase recognition, and the role of syntactic and semantic structure in the processing of language. (JM)
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Learning Processes, Linguistic Theory, Psycholinguistics, Reading, Reading Processes, Semantics, Speech, Syntax, Word Recognition
Academic Press, Inc., 111 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($16.50 cloth)
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