The Psychology of Language

The Psychology of Language

by Timothy B. Jay

ISBN-10: 0130266094
ISBN-13: 9780130266095
Publisher: Pearson
Edition: 1 - 2002

Book Description

A comprehensive survey of classic and cutting edge research, this book shows how people comprehend, produce, and acquire language—and represents how powerful language processes are, and the importance of language in everyday life. It looks at emotional aspects of language processing in social contexts, and demonstrates not just “what language is” but also “what language does.” Chapter topics cover brain and language; speech perception; words and word recognition; sentence processing; speech production; writing and reading processes; figurative speech and thought; language development: phonology, lexicon, grammar, emergence, emotion, and embodiment; language and thought in a social context; applied psycholinguistics; and language delay and disorders. For anyone who uses language—and wants to understand its emotional implications in different social settings.