This course focuses on the experimental study of language, including sentence comprehension and memory, language acquisition and development, speech perception, and effects of context, perception, reasoning, and linguistic structure on processing of language.
What is Psycholinguistics?
Psycholinguistics n. a branch of psychology that employs formal linguistic models to investigate language use and the cognitive processes that accompany it. In particular, the models if GENERATIVE GRAMMAR proposed by Noam CHOMPSKY and others have been used to explain and predict LANGUAGE ACQUISTION in children and the production and comprehension of speech by adults. To this extent psycholinguistics is a specific discipline that can be distinguished from the more general area of psychology of language, which encompasses many other fields and approaches.
VandenBos, G. R. (2007). APA dictionary of psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.