Definition of psycholinguistics in English:
plural noun[treated as singular]
The study of the relationships between linguistic behavior and psychological processes, including the process of language acquisition.
- There are few, too few, working linguists who have a good command of the various subdisciplines of the field, such as psycholinguistics, historical linguistics, theory of grammar, etc.
- His research interests include developmental psycholinguistics, psychology of language, and developmental psychology.
- Miller, an APA president in 1969, has been an innovator in the study of language and cognition, helping to establish psycholinguistics as an independent field of research in psychology.
- Example sentences
- I described a controversy among psycholinguists about where linguistic quasiregularity comes from, and Mark took me to task for leaving out some key points.
- More important, there might be some real value in modeling the relative frequency across contexts of substitutions of this sort, just as psycholinguists have learned a lot from modeling corpora of speech errors such as spoonerisms.
- I wonder if any psycholinguists have gotten involved in quantifying the degree to which particular names are ‘likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake’.
- Example sentences
- Adequate understanding of linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic factors was considered essential in developing a coherent heritage language education policy.
- A psycholinguistic model of vocabulary acquisition in a second language in instructional settings is outlined in this paper.
- Worse still, there is no conceivable theoretical justification for the ‘levels’ presented, and none has any meaningful connection with linguistic and psycholinguistic research on language development.
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