Words, Meaning, and Messages - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483229447, 9781483276205

Words, Meaning, and Messages

1st Edition

Theory and Experiments in Psycholinguistics

Authors: Ragnar Rommetveit
eBook ISBN: 9781483276205
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 336
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Description

Words, Meaning, and Messages: Theory and Experiments in Psycholinguistics focuses on the advancements of approaches, methodologies, and theories in psycholinguistics.

The publication first elaborates on the studies of languages within a general science of signs and the search of psychological design features of natural languages. Discussions focus on characteristic features of sign processes, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of an artificial language, linguistic medium, and characteristic features of psychological inquiries. The text then takes a look at the word as a stimulus and response variable and word meanings, including interdependence among meaning components, associative word meaning, emotive meaning, and preliminary evidence for efferent mechanisms in word perception.

The book examines word meanings and nonlinguistic factors in message transmission; different psychological approaches to syntactic processes; and psychological inquiries into the semantic and pragmatic aspects of utterances. Topics include linguistic form and efficiency of message transmission; acquisition of grammar and the learning of word meanings; and word combinations, conditioning, and temporary modification of word meanings.

The manuscript is a valuable reference for researchers interested in the theories and experiments in psycholinguistics.

Table of Contents


Preface

Part I: Introduction

Text

Part II: Scope and Perspectives of Psycholinguistic Inquiries

1. Studies of Languages within a General Science of Signs

2. In Search of Psychological Design Features of Natural Languages

Part III: Words and Word Meanings

1. The Word as a Stimulus and Response Variable

2. Word Meanings

Part IV: Predication: Inquiries into Linguistically Mediated Messages

1. Word Meanings and Nonlinguistic Factors in Message Transmission

2. Different Psychological Approaches to Syntactic Processes

3. Studies of Children's Grammar

4. Psychological Inquiries into Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects of Utterances

Part V: Epilogue

Text

Bibliography

Author Index

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
336
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1968
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483276205

About the Author

Ragnar Rommetveit