Originally published in 1979, this book represents an effort to bring together the two disciplines at the core of psycholinguistics, psychology and linguistics. It discusses a broad variety of theoretical approaches to psycholinguistics as well as covering a wide range of topics.
At the time the book had four goals: to discuss many of the important contemporary issues in psycholinguistics; to explore the different views on major theoretical controversies; to provide an analysis of background literature as a framework in which to evaluate the issues and controversies; and to describe interesting high-quality research currently being done by the authors and some of their colleagues.
Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context, with many of the chapters still relevant in psycholinguistic research today.
Foreword Part I: Past and Present Issues in Psycholinguistics 1 Doris Aaronson and R.W. Rieber Controversial issues in psycholinguistics 2 R.W. Rieber and Harold Vetter Theoretical and historical roots of psycholinguistic research Part II: Research Orientations 3 Doris Aaronson A cognitive approach to the study of language 4 Kurt Salzinger Ecolinguistics: a radical behaviour theory approach to language behaviour Part III: Phonology 5 Sanford A. Schane A survey of generative phonology 6 William Diver Phonology as human behaviour Part IV: Language and Cognition 7 Charles E. Osgood What is a language? 8 D. Terence Langendoen The role of grammar in the use of language 9 David McNeill Natural processing units of speech Part V: Language Development 10 Jerome Bruner Learning how to do things with words 11 Michael Maratsos How to get from words to sentences Part VI: Paralinguistic Aspects of Communication 12 Starkey Duncan, Jr. Face-to-face interaction 13 Joseph Jaffe, Samuel W. Anderson, and Daniel N. Stern Conversational rhythms Part VII: Applications of Psycholinguistics 14 Davis Howes The naming act and its disruption in aphasia 15 Donald P. Spence Language in psychotherapy 16 Aaron S. Carton and Lawrence V. Castiglione Educational psycholinguistics: defining the domain Author index Subject index