Handbook of Psycholinguistics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780123693747, 9780080466415

Handbook of Psycholinguistics

2nd Edition

Editors: Matthew Traxler Morton Gernsbacher
eBook ISBN: 9780080466415
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123693747
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th November 2006
Page Count: 1196
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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

  1. Properties of Spoken Language Production Zenzi M. Griffin & Victor S. Ferreira

  2. Syntax and Production Fernanda Ferreira & Paul E. Engelhardt

  3. Speech Disorders Gary Weismer

  4. Functional Neuroimaging in Speech Production Studies Thomas A. Zeffiro and Jennifer Frymiare

Section 2: Language Comprehension

  1. Speech Perception Within a Biologically-realistic Information-theoretic Framework. Keith R. Kluender & Michael Kiefte

  2. The Perception of Speech Jennifer S. Pardo & Robert E. Remez

  3. Spoken Word Recognition Delphine Dahan & James S. Magnuson

  4. Visual Word Recognition: The Journey from Features to Meaning (A Travel Update) David A. Balota, Melvin J. Yap, & Michael J. Cortese

  5. Lexical Processing and Sentence Context Effects Robin K. Morris

  6. Semantic Memory Beth A. Ober & Greg K. Shenaut

  7. Syntactic Parsing Martin J. Pickering & Roger P.G. van Gompel

  1. Prosody Shari Speer & Allison Blodgett

  2. The syntax-Semantic Interface: On-line Composition of Sentence Meaning Brian D. McElree & Liina Pylkkänen

  3. Constraint Satisfaction Accounts of Lexical and Sentence Comprehension Maryellen C. MacDonald & Mark S. Seidenberg

  4. Eye-Movement Control in Reading Keith Rayner & Alexander Pollatsek.

  5. Psycholinguistics Electrified II Marta Kutas, Cyma K. van Petten, & Robert Kluender

  6. Discourse Comprehension Rolf A. Zwaan & David N. Rapp

  7. Neuroimaging Contributions to the Understanding of Discourse Processes Robert Mason & Marcel Just

  8. Comprehension Ability in Mature Readers Debra L. Long, Clinton L. Johns, & Phillip E. Morris

  9. Figurative Language. Raymond W. Gibbs & Herbert L. Colston

  10. Eye Movements and Spoken Language Comprehension Michael K. Tanenhaus & John C. Trueswell

  11. Perspective taking and the Coordination of Meaning in Language Use Dale J. Barr & Boaz Keysar

  12. Comprehension Disorders in Aphasia: The Case of Sentences that Require Syntactic Analysis David Caplan & Gloria Waters

  13. Language Processing in Bilingual Speakers Ana I. Schwartz & Judith F. Kroll

  14. Psycholinguistic and Neurolinguistic Perspectives on Sign Languages David P. Corina & Heather P. Knapp

Section 3: Language Development

  1. Learning Language in Infancy Anne Fernald & Virginia Marchman

  2. Acquisition of Syntax and Semantics Stephen Crain & Rosalind Thornton

  3. Learning to Read Richard K. Wagner, Shayne B. Piasta, and Joseph K. Torgesen

  4. Cognitive and Linguistic Issues in the Study of Children with Specific Language Impairment Laurence B. Leonard & Patricia Deevy


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About the Editor

Matthew Traxler

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Morton Gernsbacher

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.


"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

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