Textbooks: Language, Psychology of

  • Children's Literacy Development

    A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Learning to Read and Write, 2nd Edition

    By Catherine McBride

    In the thoroughly updated second edition of this unique book, Catherine McBride examines how the languages we know help structure the process of becoming literate. Taking an ecological and distinctively cross-cultural perspective, the book looks at reading and writing development and impairment…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08 
    International Texts in Developmental Psychology

  • The Psychology of the Language Learner Revisited

    By Zoltán Dörnyei, Stephen Ryan

    Over the past decade, the focus of inquiry into the psychology of SLA has shifted from the analysis of various characteristics within individuals towards a greater consideration of individuals’ dynamic interactions with diverse contexts. This revisit of the bestselling The Psychology of the…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Second Language Acquisition Research Series

  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

    By David Kemmerer

    Language is one of our most precious and uniquely human capacities, so it is not surprising that research on its neural substrates has been advancing quite rapidly in recent years. Until now, however, there has not been a single introductory textbook that focuses specifically on this topic.…

    Paperback – 2014-12-04
    Psychology Press

  • The Psychology of Language

    From Data to Theory, 4th Edition

    By Trevor A. Harley

    Now in full colour, this fully revised edition of the best-selling textbook provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the psychology of language for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers. It contains everything the student needs to know about how we acquire, understand,…

    Paperback – 2013-12-12
    Psychology Press

  • Talking Heads

    The Neuroscience of Language

    By Gianfranco Denes

    The origin, development, and nature of language has been the focus of theoretical debate among philosophers for many centuries. Following the pioneering clinical observations 150 years ago of loss of language following a cerebral lesion, language started to be considered a biological system, that…

    Hardback – 2011-09-07
    Psychology Press

  • Language and Cognition in Bilinguals and Multilinguals

    An Introduction

    By Annette M.B. de Groot

    Psycholinguistics – the field of science that examines the mental processes and knowledge structures involved in the acquisition, comprehension, and production of language – had a strong monolingual orientation during the first four decades following its emergence around 1950. The awareness that a…

    Hardback – 2010-11-15
    Psychology Press

  • Talking the Talk

    Language, Psychology and Science

    By Trevor A. Harley

    Language makes us human, but how do we use it and how do children learn it? Talking the Talk is an introduction to the psychology of language. Written for the reader with no background in the area or knowledge of psychology, it explains how we actually "do" language: how we speak, listen, and read.…

    Paperback – 2009-12-21
    Psychology Press

  • Routes to Language

    Studies in Honor of Melissa Bowerman

    Edited by Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole

    This volume contains contributions from leaders in the field of child language in honor of one of the preeminent scholars in the field of child language acquisition, Melissa Bowerman. Melissa Bowerman has had a profound, widespread, and enduring influence on research conducted in the field for…

    Hardback – 2008-12-19
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Press Festschrift Series

  • Understanding Developmental Language Disorders

    From Theory to Practice

    Edited by Courtenay Frazier Norbury, J. Bruce Tomblin, Dorothy V.M. Bishop

    Developmental language disorders (DLD) occur when a child fails to develop his or her native language often for no apparent reason. Delayed development of speech and/or language is one of the most common reasons for parents of preschool children to seek the advice of their family doctor. Although…

    Paperback – 2008-07-01
    Psychology Press

  • The Syllable in Speech Production

    Perspectives on the Frame Content Theory

    Edited by Barbara L. Davis, Krisztina Zajdo

    As a testament to the scope of Peter MacNeilage’s scholarly work across his 40 year career, contributions to this tribute volume represent a broad spectrum of the seminal issues addressed by phonetic and evolutionary science over a number of years. Approaches to the problems raised by attempting to…

    Paperback – 2008-02-08
    Taylor & Francis

  • An Introduction to Bilingualism

    Principles and Processes

    Edited by Jeanette Altarriba, Roberto R. Heredia

    This important text provides a general overview of the methods and theories used in the broad domain of bilingualism. The unique interdisciplinary approach, which is reflected in the various topics covered, gives students a global picture of the field. Topics range from early childhood intellectual…

    Paperback – 2008-01-07
    Psychology Press

  • The Articulate Mammal

    An Introduction to Psycholinguistics, 5th Edition

    By Jean Aitchison, Jean Aitchison

    An established bestseller, The Articulate Mammal is a concise and highly readable introduction to the main topics in psycholinguistics. This fifth edition brings the book up-to-date with recent theories, including new material on: the possibility of a ‘language gene’ post-Chomskyan ideas…

    Hardback – 2007-09-06

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