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Psychology of Language
 
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David W. Carroll
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Psychology of Language

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Studying the psychology of language doesn't have to be confusing. In David Carroll's text, a topic that can sometimes seem bewildering to students is presented in a clear, interesting, and engaging style. Using an information-processing approach, Carroll brings the current developments and controversies in psycholinguistics to students in an engaging style and sets them in...more
Unknown Binding, 456 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published March 29th 1985)
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Aaron
I read the 4th edition of this book. The book is probably too technical and moves too fast for the general public, but for college students it is an excellent introduction to Psycholinguistics or the Psychology of Language. Carroll explores and explains several facets of the field and related fields, starting from well-accepted common ground and getting quickly into disputed territory. This book covers all the major areas of the field and provides clear and balanced accounts of the history of th...more
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Mar 28, 2011 Joecolelife rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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I know linguistics are very technical, but it seems like the first half of this book goes a little deeper than necessary. As a psychologist, I'm personally interested in how people use language, not the tiniest details of how language is constructed. Although the first half of the book is (in my opinion) overly technical, the second half of the book does a great job of describing the empirical research regarding the use of language in discourse and conversation, its acquisition, etc. These are t...more
Tina
I've got the 2004 edition.
I guess it was quite ok to read. Even for someone who's native language isn't english.
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