Developmental Psycholinguistics

On-line methods in children’s language processing

| City University New York
| City University New York
| University of Essex
ISBN 9789027253040 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027253057 | EUR 33.00 | USD 49.95
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How do infants and young children coordinate information in real time to arrive at sentence meaning from the words and structure of the sentence and from the nonlinguistic context? This volume introduces readers to an emerging field of research, experimental developmental psycholinguistics, and to the four predominant methodologies used to study on-line language processing in children. Authored by key figures in psycholinguistics, neuroscience and developmental psychology, the chapters cover event-related brain potentials, free-viewing eyetracking, looking-while-listening, and reaction-time techniques, also providing a historical backdrop for this line of research. Multiple aspects of experimental design, data collection and data analysis are addressed in detail, alongside surveys of recent important findings about how infants and children process sounds, words, and sentences. Indispensable for students and researchers working in the areas of language acquisition, developmental psychology and developmental neuroscience of language, this volume will also appeal to speech language pathologists and early childhood educators.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 44]  2008.  xviii, 190 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Irina A. Sekerina, Eva M. Fernández and Harald Clahsen
List of contributors
Behavioral methods for investigating morphological and syntactic processing in children
Harald Clahsen
Event-related brain potentials as a window to children's language processing: From syllables to sentences
Claudia Männel and Angela D. Friederici
Using eye movements as a developmental measure within psycholinguistics
John C. Trueswell
Looking while listening: Using eye movements to monitor spoken language comprehension by infants and young children
Anne E. Fernald, Renate Zangl, Ana Luz Portillo and Virginia A. Marchman
What lurks beneath: Syntactic priming during language comprehension in preschoolers (and adults)
Jesse Snedeker and Malathi Thothathiri
Language acquisition research. A peek at the past: A glimpse into the future
Helen Cairns
“As a collection of techniques to tap into online processing, this book makes a real contribution. It is a valuable snapshot of an increasingly prominent method of investigating language processing. The individual chapters work well to introduce the respective methodologies, especially in the specific problems facing developmental researchers interested in adapting such techniques children. It will work as a reference book, as a resource for experimental design, and as inspiration for increasingly complex investigations into language development.”
“This volume is a very welcome addition to the literature. The main aim of the book is to provide practical instruction on a number of techniques, and it succeeds in doing so. As such, the book will appeal to current researchers ands students beginning to conduct on-line studies investigating children's language.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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