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.

Key Features

*Provides a complete account of psycholinguistic theory, research, and methodology *30 of the field's foremost experts have contributed to this edition *An invaluable single-source reference


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

Table of Contents

Preface. Matthew J. Traxler & Morton Ann Gernsbacher 1. Observations on the Past and Future of Psycholinguistics. Alan Garnham, Simon Garrod, & Anthony Sanford Section 1: Language Production 2. Properties of Spoken Language Production Zenzi M. Griffin & Victor S. Ferreira 3. Syntax and Production Fernanda Ferreira & Paul E. Engelhardt 4. Speech Disorders Gary Weismer 5. Functional Neuroimaging in Speech Production Studies Thomas A. Zeffiro and Jennifer Frymiare Section 2: Language Comprehension 6. Speech Perception Within a Biologically-realistic Information-theoretic Framework. Keith R. Kluender & Michael Kiefte 7. The Perception of Speech Jennifer S. Pardo & Robert E. Remez 8. Spoken Word Recognition Delphine Dahan & James S. Magnuson 9. Visual Word Recognition: The Journey from Features to Meaning (A Travel Update) David A. Balota, Melvin J. Yap, & Michael J. Cortese 10. Lexical Processing and Sentence Context Effects Robin K. Morris 11. Semantic Memory Beth A. Ober & Greg K. Shenaut 12. Syntactic Parsing Martin J. Pickering & Roger P.G. van Gompel 13. Prosody Shari Speer & Allison Blodgett 14. The syntax-Semantic Interface: On-line Composition of Sentence Meaning Brian D. McElree & Liina Pylkkänen 15. Constraint Satisfaction Accounts of Lexical and Sentence Comprehension<


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About the editors

Matthew Traxler

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.

Morton Gernsbacher

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.


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