2nd Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Psycholinguistic and Cognitive Processes

Edited By Jackie Guendouzi, Filip Loncke, Mandy J. Williams Copyright 2023
    596 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the theories of cognition and language processing relevant to the field of communication disorders. Thoroughly updated in its second edition, the book explores a range of topics and issues that illustrate the relevance of a dynamic interaction between both theoretical and applied clinical work.

    Beginning with the origins of language evolution, the authors explore a range of both developmental and acquired communication disorders, reflecting the variety and complexity of psycholinguistics and its role in extending our knowledge of communication disorders. The first section outlines some of the major theoretical approaches from psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience that have been influential in research focusing on clinical populations, while Section II features examples from researchers who have applied this body of knowledge to developmental disorders of communication. Section III features examples focusing on acquired language disorders, and finally, Section IV considers psycholinguistic approaches to gesture, sign language, and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). The new edition features new chapters offering fresh perspectives, further reading recommendations and a new epilogue from Jackie Guendouzi.

    This valuable text serves as a single interdisciplinary resource for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in cognitive neurosciences, psychology, communication sciences and disorders, as well as researchers new to the field of communication disorders or to psycholinguistic theory.

    Psycholinguistics: Some Basic Considerations
    Jackie Guendouzi and Filip Loncke
    SECTION I: Language Processing
    1. The Development of Linguistic Systems: Insights From Evolution
    John Locke
    2. Emergentism and Language Disorders
    Brian MacWhinney
    3. Healthy Aging and Communication: The Complexities of, Um, Fluent Speech Production
    Lise Abrams and Katherine White
    4. Working Memory and Attention in Language Use
    Nelson Cowan
    5. Neurobiological Bases of the Semantic Processing of Words
    Karina Kahlaoui, Bernadetter Ska, Clotilde Degroot and Yves Joanette
    6. From Phonemes to Discourse: Event-Related Brain Potentials (Erps) and Paradigms For Investigating Normal and Abnormal Language Processing
    Marta Kutas and Michael Kiang
    7. Early Word Learning: Reflections on Behavior, Connectionist Models, and Brain Mechanisms Indexed by ERP Components
    Manuela Friedrich
    8. Connectionist Models of Aphasia Revisited
    Grant Walker
    9. Modeling the Attentional Control of Vocal Utterances: From Wernicke to WEAVER++
    Ardi Roelofs
    10. Theories of Semantic Processing
    Elise Money-Nolan and John Shelley-Tremblay
    11. Language Comprehension: A Neurocognitive Perspective
    Catherine Longworth and William Marslen-Wilson
    12. Familiar Language: Formulaic Expressions, Lexical Bundles, and Collocations in Mind and Brain
    Diana Sidtis
    13. Relevance Theory and Language Interpretation
    Nuala Ryder and Eeva Leinonen
    14. How Similarity Influences Word Recognition: The Effect of Neighbors
    Mark Yates and Devin Dickinson
    15. Two Theories of Speech Production and Perception
    Mark Tatham and Katherine Morton
    16. Psycholinguistic Validity and Phonological Representation
    Ben Rutter and Martin J. Ball
    17. From Phonology to Articulation: A Neurophonetic View
    Wolfram Ziegler, Hermann Ackermann, and Juliane Kappes
    SECTION II: Developmental Disorders
    18. Temporal Processing in Children With Language Disorders
    Martha Burns
    19. Language Processing in Children With Language Impairment
    Bernard Grela, Beverly Collisson, and Dana Arthur
    20. Grammatical-Specific Language Impairment: A Window Onto Domain Specificity
    Heather van der Lely and Chloë Marshall
    21. The Developing Mental Lexicon of Children With Specific Language Impairment
    Holly Storkel
    22. Screening and interventions for developmental fluency disorders                     
    Peter Howell, Clarissa Sorger, Roa’a Alsulaiman, and Zhixing Yang
    23. An Approach to Differentiating Bilingualism and Language Impairment
    Sharon Armon-Lotem and Joel Walters
    24. Constraints-based nonlinear phonology: Clinical applications for English, Kuwaiti Arabic, and Mandarin
    Barbara May Bernhardt, Joseph Stemberger, Hadeel Ayyad and Jing Zhao
    25. Bilingual Children with SLI: Theories, Research and Future Directions
    Maria Adelaida Restrepo, Gareth Morgan, and Ekaterina Smyk
    SECTION III: Acquired Disorders
    26. Apraxia of Speech: From Psycholinguistic Theory to the Conceptualization and Management of an Impairment
    Rosemary Varley
    27. The Role of Memory and Attention in Aphasic Language Performance
    Malcolm McNeil, William Hula, and Jee Eun Sung
    28. Remediation of Theory of Mind Impairments in Adults with Acquired Brain Injury
    Kristine Lundgren and Hiram Brownell
    29. Breakdown of Semantics in Aphasia and Dementia: A Role for Attention?
    John Shelley-Tremblay
    30. Neurolinguistic and Neurocognitive Considerations of Language Organization and Processing in Multilingual Individuals
    José G. Centeno
    SECTION IV: Language and Other Modalities
    31. Gestures and Growth Points in Language Disorders
    David McNeil and Susan Duncan
    32. Neural Organization of Language: Clues From Sign Language Aphasia
    Gregory Hickok and Ursula Bellugi
    33. Sign Language and Sign Language Research
    Myriam Vermeerbergen and Mieke Van Herreweghe
    34. Psycholinguistics and Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    Filip Loncke and Emma Willis
    35. Epilogue: Applying Psycholinguistic Theories to Conversation Data in the Context of Dementia
    Jackie Guendouzi


    Jackie Guendouzi, Ph.D., is a Professor and department head of Health and Human Sciences at Southeastern Louisiana University, United States.

    Filip Loncke, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development, United States.

    Mandy J. Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Dakota, United States.