Psycholinguistics is an interdisciplinary field, and hence relationships are at its heart. First and foremost is the relationship between its two parent disciplines, psychology and linguistics, a relationship which has changed and advanced over the half century of the field's independent existence. At the beginning of the 21st Century, psycholinguistics forms part of the rapidly developing enterprise known as cognitive neuroscience, in which the relationship between biology and behavior plays a central role. Psycholinguistics is about language in communication, so that the relationship between language production and comprehension has always been important, and as psycholinguistics is an experimental discipline, it is likewise essential to find the right relationship between model and experiment.
This book focuses in turn on each of these four cornerstone relationships: Psychology and Linguistics, Biology and Behavior, Production and Comprehension, and Model and Experiment. The authors are from different disciplinary backgrounds, but share a commitment to clarify the ways that their research illuminates the essential nature of the psycholinguistic enterprise.
Contents: A. Cutler, W. Klein, S.C. Levinson, The Cornerstones of Twenty-First Century Psycholinguistics. Part I: Psychology and Linguistics. J.E. Boland, Cognitive Mechanisms and Syntactic Theory. P. Fikkert, Getting Sound Structures in Mind: Acquisition Bridging Linguistics and Psychology? M. Haverkort, Linguistic Representation and Language Use in Aphasia. R.H. Baayen, Data Mining at the Intersection of Psychology and Linguistics. M.J. Pickering, S. Garrod, Establishing and Using Routines During Dialogue: Implications for Psychology and Linguistics. D. Poeppel, D. Embick, Defining the Relation Between Linguistics and Neuroscience. Part II: Biology and Behavior. K. Stromswold, Genetic Specificity of Linguistic Heritability. S.K. Scott, The Neurobiology of Speech Perception. P. Hagoort, Broca's Complex as the Unification Space for Language. S.L. Thompson-Schill, Dissecting the Language Organ: A New Look at the Role of Broca's Area in Language Processing. G. Morgan, Biology and Behavior: Insights From the Acquisition of Sign Language. Part III: Production and Comprehension. G. Vigliocco, R.J. Hartsuiker, Maximal Input and Feedback in Production and Comprehension. J.M. McQueen, Spoken-Word Recognition and Production: Regular but not Inseparable Bedfellows. N.O. Schiller, Verbal Self-Monitoring. F. Ferreira, B. Swets, The Production and Comprehension of Resumptive Pronouns in Relative Clause "Island" Contexts. N. Sebastián-Gallés, C. Baus, On the Relationship Between Perception and Production in L2 Categories. K. Emmorey, Signing for Viewing: Some Relations Between the Production and Comprehension of Sign Language. Part IV: Model and Experiment. A. Roelofs, From Popper to Lakatos: A Case for Cumulative Computational Modeling. D. Norris, How Do Computational Models Help Us Develop Better Theories? M.A. Pitt, D.J. Navarro, Tools for Learning About Computational Models. M.W. Crocker, Rational Models of Comprehension: Addressing the Performance Paradox. W.T. Fitch, Computation and Cognition: Four Distinctions and Their Implications.