*is a comprehensive introduction to psycholinguistic theory
*covers the core areas of psycholinguistics: language as a human attribute, language and the brain, vocabulary storage and use, language and memory, the four skills (writing, reading, listening, speaking), comprehension, language impairment and deprivation
*draws on a range of real texts, data and examples, including a radio four interview, an essay written by a deaf writer, and the transcript of a therapy session addressing stuttering
*provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline, including Aitchison, Deacon, Logie, Levelt and Bishop.
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Written by an experienced teacher, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language, linguistics and psychology.