Theories of Psycholinguistics

This course is intended to be an introduction to the psychology of language and theories of Psycholinguistics. It is divided into sections, each covering an important aspect of language.

Psycholinguistics is the study of the psychological processes involved in language. Psycholinguists study understanding, producing, and remembering language, and hence are concerned with listening, reading, speaking, writing, and memory for language. They are also interested in how we acquire language and the way in which it interacts with other psychological systems.


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