Introduction to Psycholinguistics—A Review

K. Balamurugan

Abstract


How the human mind constructs a thought and applies it into language is called psycholinguistics. The paper aims to flash a light on psycholinguistics for a beginner and tries to flash the area untouched so far on psycholinguistics, for a high end reader of the subject. Psycholinguistics or psychology of language is the study of the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend and produce language. The paper discusses the origin of the subject, its growth and issues and issues to be clarified through research. Further it throws light it sprawling areas and its present day uses and utilities etc. The paper ends touching the behavioral tasks, neuro-maging, and language production errors.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22158/sll.v2n2p110

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