Institute of Applied Psychology

What is psycholinguistics?


Psycholinguistics is a relatively new branch of linguistics, an outcome of two-field convergence -- philology and psychology.

This discipline investigates the following areas:

  • Language, Mind and Brain
  • Mental Lexicon
  • Language Processing
  • Speech Generation
  • Language Acquisition
  • Second-Language Learning

Psycholinguistics n. A word introduced by collective agreement at an academic conference in 1953 to denote the psychology of language, including language acquisition by children and all aspects of the production and comprehension of speech and writing.

(A Dictionary of Psychology. Andrew M. Colman. Oxford University Press, 2001. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press)

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