Psycholinguistics is the psychology of language as it relates to learning, mind and brain. This book covers crucial areas such as how children learn language, the deaf and language, animals and language learning, second language learning and bilingualism. A core area of linguistic study, this updated new edition is written in an engaging and accessible manner, leading students on from basic concepts to more complex and abstract matters.
PART 1. FIRST-LANGUAGE LEARNING1. How Children Learn Language2. The Deaf and Language: Sign, Oral, Written3. Reading Principles and Teaching4. Wild and Isolated Children and the Critical Age Issue for Language Learners5. Animals and Language LearningPART 2. SECOND-LANGUAGE LEARNING6. Children and Adults in Second-Language Learning7. Second-Language Teaching Methods8. Bilingualism, Cognition, Transfer and Learning StrategiesPART 3. LANGUAGE, MIND AND BRAIN9. Language, Thought and Culture10. Where does Language Knowledge Come From? Intelligence, Innate Language Ideas, Behaviour?11. Language and the BrainPART 4. MENTAL GRAMMAR AND LANGUAGE PREOCESSING12. Language Criteria for Assessing Grammars13. Natural Grammar: A 'God's Truth' Grammar Based on the Primacy of Speech Comprehension