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.