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The Handbook of Psycholinguistics

ISBN: 978-1-118-82950-9
768 pages
November 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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Incorporating approaches from linguistics and psychology, The Handbook of Psycholinguistics explores language processing and language acquisition from an array of perspectives and features cutting edge research from cognitive science, neuroscience, and other related fields.

The Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive review of the current state of the field, with an emphasis on research trends most likely to determine the shape of psycholinguistics in the years ahead. The chapters are organized into three parts, corresponding to the major areas of psycholinguists: production, comprehension, and acquisition. The collection of chapters, written by a team of international scholars, incorporates multilingual populations and neurolinguistic dimensions. Each of the three sections also features an overview chapter in which readers are introduced to the different theoretical perspectives guiding research in the area covered in that section.

Timely, comprehensive, and authoritative, The Handbook of Psycholinguistics is a valuable addition to the reference shelves of researchers in psychology, linguistics, and cognitive science, as well as advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in how language works in the human mind and how language is acquired.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

Introduction

Part I: Production

1. Overview
Fernanda Ferreira

2. Syntactic Encoding: Novel Insights into the Relationship between Grammar and Processing
Julie Franck

3. Signal Reduction and Linguistic Encoding
T. Florian Jaeger and Esteban Buz

4. Production in Bilingual and Multilingual Speakers
Daniela Paolieri, Luis Morales, and Teresa Bajo

5. Production of Signed Utterances
Ronnie B. Wilbur

6. Parity and Disparity in Conversational Interaction
Jennifer S. Pardo

7. Models Linking Production and Comprehension
Chiara Gambi and Martin J. Pickering

Part II: Comprehension

8. Overview
Eva M. Fernández and Helen Smith Cairns

9. Speech Perception: Research, Theory, and Clinical Application
David B. Pisoni

10. Cross-Language and Second Language Speech Perception
Ocke-Schwen Bohn

11. Models of Lexical Access and Morphological Processing
Petar Milin Eva Smolka, and Laurie Beth Feldman

12. Orthography, Word Recognition, and Reading
David Braze and Tao Gong

13. The Bilingual Lexicon
Judith F. Kroll and Fengyang Ma

14. Sentence Processing and Interpretation in Monolinguals and Bilinguals
Matthew J. Traxler, Liv J. Hoversten, and Trevor A. Brothers

15. The Comprehension of Anaphora and Verb Agreement
 Janet L. Nicol and Andrew Barss

16. Prosody in Sentence Processing
Elizabeth Pratt

17. Semantic-Pragmatic Processing
Petra B. Schumacher

18. Comprehension in Older Adult Populations: Healthy Aging, Aphasia, and Dementia
Jet M. J. Vonk, Eve Higby, and Loraine K. Obler

19. Neurolinguistic Studies of Sentence Comprehension
Michael A. Skeide and Angela D. Friederici

Part III: Acquisition

20. Overview
Virginia Valian

21. Speech Perception in Infants: Propagating the Effects of Language Experience
Catherine T. Best

22. Children’s Performance Abilities: Language Production
Cecile McKee, Dana McDaniel, and Merrill F. Garrett

23. Language Comprehension in Monolingual and Bilingual Children
Krista Byers-Heinlein and Casey Lew-Williams

24. Names for Things… and Actions and Events: Following in the Footsteps of Roger Brown
Dani Levine, Kristina Strother-Garcia, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

25. The Acquisition of Morphology
Kamil Ud Deen

26. The Acquisition of Syntax
Nina Hyams and Robyn Orfitelli

27. Social Interaction and Language Acquisition: Towards a Neurobiological View
Sarah Roseberry-Lytle and Patricia K. Kuhl

28. Bilingual Acquisition: A Morphosyntactic Perspective on Simultaneous and Early Successive Language Development
Jürgen M. Meisel

29. The Development of Morphosyntax in Child and Adult Second Language Acquisition
Gita Martohardjono and Elaine C. Klein

30. Signed Language Acquisition: Input
Judy Kegl

Index

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Author Information

Eva M. Fernández is Professor at the City University of New York. Her research focuses on cross-linguistic language processing in monolingual and bilingual populations; she has additional research interests in measures of student success in higher education.

Helen Smith Cairns is Professor Emerita at the City University of New York. She has pursued research in sentence processing and in first language acquisition, writing or editing six books and numerous articles and chapters. She is most proud of the students she has mentored over the years.

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Reviews

"Fernandez and Cairns have assembled a fascinationg collection of chapters on critical topics in language production, comprehension, and acquisition that do justice to the richness of psycholinguistic research on language, including bilingualism, sign language, and language disorders. Each broad section is introduced by an excellent overview placing the chapters in a larger context. This Handbook is a must-read for all students of language." - Lynn Frazier, University of Massachusetts, USA
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