An Introduction to the Psychology of Language (PLE: Psycholinguistics)

By Peter Herriot

© 2014 – Psychology Press

196 pages

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Hardback: 9781848722385
pub: 2013-08-28
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About the Book

Originally published in 1970, this was Peter Herriot’s first book. In this objective, critical evaluation of a rapidly expanding field, Professor Herriot examines language as skilled behaviour, generative linguistics and psychology, behaviourist approaches to meaning, language acquisition and impairment, and language and thought. He stresses throughout the necessity for empirical research and for experimental verification of hypotheses; he also feels that language behaviour should be analysed in a comprehensive form, placing emphasis not only on structural aspects but also on the importance of meaning and context to any account of language. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to language behaviour 2 Language as skilled behaviour 3 Generative linguistics and psychology 4 Meaning: behaviourist approaches 5 Language acquisition 6 Language and thinking 7 Theoretical conclusions Bibliography Appendix Author index Subject index

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Psychology Library Editions: Psycholinguistics

Psychology Library Editions: Psycholinguistics brings together seven previously out-of-print titles, providing in one place a wealth of important reference sources from a range of expert authors. The volumes are available either as a set or as individual books, in your choice of print or ebook.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology