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The language machine: Psycholinguistics in review.
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PMID:  11802868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Psycholinguistics is the empirical and theoretical study of the mental faculty that underpins our consummate linguistic agility. This review takes a broad look at how the field has developed, from the turn of the 20th century through to the turn of the 21st. Since the linguistic revolution of the mid-1960s, the field has broadened to encompass a wide range of topics and disciplines. A selection of these is reviewed here, starting with a brief overview of the origins of psycholinguistics. More detailed sections describe the language abilities of newborn infants; infants' later abilities as they acquire their first words and develop their first grammatical skills; the representation and access of words (both spoken and written) in the mental lexicon; the representations and processes implicated in sentence processing and discourse comprehension; and finally, the manner in which, as we speak, we produce words and sentences. Psycholinguistics is as much about the study of the human mind itself as it is about the study of that mind's ability to communicate and comprehend.
Authors:
Gerry T. M. Altmann
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of psychology (London, England : 1953)     Volume:  92 Part 1     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychol     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-Jan-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373124     Medline TA:  Br J Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  129-170     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of York, UK.
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