Handbook of Psycholinguistics

Handbook of Psycholinguistics

2nd Edition - November 28, 2006

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  • Editors: Matthew Traxler, Morton Gernsbacher
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123693747
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080466415

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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

    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
    Maryellen C. MacDonald & Mark S. Seidenberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Section 3: Language Development

    27. Learning Language in Infancy
    Anne Fernald & Virginia Marchman

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

    29. 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1196
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: November 28, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123693747
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080466415

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.

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