psycholinguistics

psycholinguistics
Study of a host of psychological factors associated with speech, including voice, attitudes, emotions, and grammatical rules, that affect communication and understanding of language. [psycho- + L. lingua, tongue]

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psy·cho·lin·guis·tics .sī-kō-liŋ-'gwis-tiks n pl but sing in constr the study of the mental faculties involved in the perception, production, and acquisition of language

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n.

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psy·cho·lin·guis·tics (si″ko-ling-gwisґtiks) the study of psychological aspects of language acquisition, processing, and production, on the part of both the producer and the receiver.

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  • psycholinguistics — noun The study of the comprehension and production of language in its spoken, written and signed forms …   Wiktionary

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  • psycholinguistics — psy·cho·linguistics …   English syllables

  • psycholinguistics — UK [ˌsaɪkəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks] / US [ˌsaɪkoʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks] noun [uncountable] linguistics the scientific study of the way that the brain produces and deals with language Derived word: psycholinguistic adjective …   English dictionary

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