Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 January 2019

672 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9781605357058

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Language in Mind

An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

Second Edition

Julie Sedivy

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

  • Well-crafted prose presents the material in a plot-driven way that makes the text one that students (and instructors) want to read.
  • A range of simple to in-depth "fieldwork" and in-class Web Activities and Projects (supported by materials on the book's Companion Website) encourages students to work with data, to notice patterns and generalizations, and to generate hypotheses.
  • Special boxes (1) provide sample stimuli and key data, to assist students in reconstructing the logic of complex experiments and (2) address specific methods implemented by researchers.
  • "Language at Large" text modules relate key concepts to fascinating examples pertinent to the world outside of academia-e.g., advertising, popular culture, the law. These modules reinforce newly-learned concepts and stimulate thinking about how abstract ideas can be applied to concrete questions.

New to this Edition:

  • Researchers at Work boxes guide students through the process of posing a research question, identifying and testing a hypothesis, interpreting the results, and identifying questions for further research.
  • Questions to Contemplate prompt students to synthesize the main concepts, arguments, and evidence from each section.
  • A new chapter on Speech Perception focuses on adult processing of sounds while the Learning Sound Patterns chapter is revised to exclusively address language development themes.

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