Saturday, June 23, 2018

psycholinguistics -

Psycholinguistics is a combination of two words 'psychology' and 'linguistics'. Psycholinguistics studies psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, and understand language.

His original study was more philosophical, since there was little understanding of how the human brain functions. Psycholinguistics therefore is closely related to cognitive psychology. Modern research uses biology, neurology, cognitive science, and information theory to learn how the brain processes language.

Psycholinguistics involves cognitive processes that can produce meaningful and grammatically correct sentences from vocabulary and grammatical structures, including processes that make sense of phrases, words, writings, and so on.

Developmental psycholinguistics studies the ability of infants and children in language learning, usually with experimental and quantitative methods (in contrast to naturalistic observations such as Jean Piaget did in his research on child development).