The Psychology of Language, 3rd edition

About the book

The Psychology of Language, 3rd Edition is a thorough revision and update of the popular second edition.

Psychology of Language

Available January 2008

It contains everything the student needs to know about the psychology of language: how we understand, produce, and store language. This new edition contains new chapters on how children learn to read, and how language is used in everyday settings. It also describes recent research on the impact of new techniques of brain imaging.

The text is comprehensive and written in a lively and accessible style. It covers all the main topics in this complex field, focusing on the processes involved in understanding and producing language, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The text covers recent connectionist models of language, describing complex ideas in a clear and approachable manner. Following a strong developmental theme, the text describes how children acquire language (sometimes more than one), and also how they learn to read. The Psychology of Language demonstrates how language is related to the brain and to other aspects of cognition.

For the first time, a CD-ROM of supplementary materials is available to qualified adopters to accompany the textbook, which will include:

The Psychology of Language assumes no prior knowledge other than a grounding in the basic concepts of cognitive psychology. It provides a comprehensive overview of psycholinguistics, covering all major topics including adult and child language and speech production as well as comprehension in a lucid and student-friendly style. This third edition of this best-selling textbook will be essential reading for any student studying cognition, psycholinguistics or the psychology of language. It will also be useful for those on speech and language therapy courses.