Handbook of Psycholinguistics

Edited by

  • Matthew Traxler, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.
  • Morton Gernsbacher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

With Psycholinguistics in its fifth decade of existence, the second edition of the Handbook of Psycholinguistics represents a comprehensive survey of psycholinguistic theory, research and methodology, with special emphasis on the very best empirical research conducted in the past decade. Thirty leading experts have been brought together to present the reader with both broad and detailed current issues in Language Production, Comprehension and Development.

The handbook is an indispensible single-source guide for professional researchers, graduate students, advanced undergraduates, university and college teachers, and other professionals in the fields of psycholinguistics, language comprehension, reading, neuropsychology of language, linguistics, language development, and computational modeling of language. It will also be a general reference for those in neighboring fields such as cognitive and developmental psychology and education.

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Professional researchers, graduate students, advanced undergraduates, university and college teachers, and other professionals.


Book information

  • Published: November 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-369374-7


REVIEWS OF THE PREVIOUS EDITION: "Presents a broad and deep overview of what psychologists have accomplished in the past couple of decades in understanding how language works... It summarizes an amazingly large body of experimental research very clearly, within a framework that lets readers decide that they know more about how words are read than they did before they read the chapter." -- CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

Table of Contents

Preface. Matthew J. Traxler & Morton Ann Gernsbacher1. Observations on the Past and Future of Psycholinguistics. Alan Garnham, Simon Garrod, & Anthony SanfordSection 1: Language Production2. Properties of Spoken Language Production Zenzi M. Griffin & Victor S. Ferreira3. Syntax and Production Fernanda Ferreira & Paul E. Engelhardt4. Speech Disorders Gary Weismer5. Functional Neuroimaging in Speech Production Studies Thomas A. Zeffiro and Jennifer FrymiareSection 2: Language Comprehension6. Speech Perception Within a Biologically-realistic Information-theoretic Framework. Keith R. Kluender & Michael Kiefte7. The Perception of Speech Jennifer S. Pardo & Robert E. Remez8. Spoken Word Recognition Delphine Dahan & James S. Magnuson9. Visual Word Recognition: The Journey from Features to Meaning (A Travel Update) David A. Balota, Melvin J. Yap, & Michael J. Cortese10. Lexical Processing and Sentence Context Effects Robin K. Morris11. Semantic Memory Beth A. Ober & Greg K. Shenaut12. Syntactic Parsing Martin J. Pickering & Roger P.G. van Gompel 13. Prosody Shari Speer & Allison Blodgett14. The syntax-Semantic Interface: On-line Composition of Sentence Meaning Brian D. McElree & Liina Pylkkänen15. Constraint Satisfaction Accounts of Lexical and Sentence Comprehension Maryellen C. MacDonald & Mark S. Seidenberg16. Eye-Movement Control in Reading Keith Rayner & Alexander Pollatsek.17. Psycholinguistics Electrified II Marta Kutas, Cyma K. van Petten, & Robert Kluender18. Discourse Comprehension Rolf A. Zwaan & David N. Rapp19. Neuroimaging Contributions to the Understanding of Discourse Processes Robert Mason & Marcel Just20. Comprehension Ability in Mature Readers Debra L. Long, Clinton L. Johns, & Phillip E. Morris21. Figurative Language. Raymond W. Gibbs & Herbert L. Colston22. Eye Movements and Spoken Language Comprehension Michael K. Tanenhaus & John C. Trueswell23. Perspective taking and the Coordination of Meaning in Language Use Dale J. Barr & Boaz Keysar24. Comprehension Disorders in Aphasia: The Case of Sentences that Require Syntactic Analysis David Caplan & Gloria Waters25. Language Processing in Bilingual Speakers Ana I. Schwartz & Judith F. Kroll26. Psycholinguistic and Neurolinguistic Perspectives on Sign Languages David P. Corina & Heather P. Knapp Section 3: Language Development27. Learning Language in Infancy Anne Fernald & Virginia Marchman28. Acquisition of Syntax and Semantics Stephen Crain & Rosalind Thornton29. Learning to Read Richard K. Wagner, Shayne B. Piasta, and Joseph K. Torgesen 30. Cognitive and Linguistic Issues in the Study of Children with Specific Language Impairment Laurence B. Leonard & Patricia Deevy