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

Handbook of Psycholinguistics

2nd Edition

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

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


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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

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