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ERIC Number: ED521774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 8
An Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Jodai, Hojat
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This paper is written to have a preliminary introduction about psycholinguistics. Psycholinguistics or psychology of language is the study of the interrelation between linguistic factors and psychological aspects. The main subject of research in psycholinguistics is the study of cognitive processes that underlie the comprehension and production of language, and the way the cultural environment interact with these two (Harely, 2005, p.13). The field of psycholinguistics has been defined by reaction to Chomsky's supporters and opponents. In this paper a selective review of some recent illustrative psycholinguistics research on L2 acquisition will be provided. In psycholinguistics researchers try to develop models to describe and predict specific linguistic behavior. Since the linguistic revolution of the mid-1960 the field has brooded to encompass a wide range of topics and disciplines. Psycholinguistics is interdisciplinary and is studied in different fields such as psychology, cognitive science and linguistics. Here after a brief introduction to psycholinguistics, how psycho-linguistics illustrates language comprehension from words to texts will be explained.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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