Language psychology

Jacob Thøgersen, Søren Beck Nielsen, Lian Malai MadsenChristina Fogtmann Fosgerau
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The purpose of this article is to describe the field of language psychology which – in a general sense – may be described as a cross-disciplinary concern with the question of how human beings achieve ‘intersubjectivity’ through communication. For the purposes of this article, we define intersubjectivity as individuals’ shared understanding of each other and of the world surrounding them. The questions addressed by language psychology are in many cases also of central concern for other areas of language studies, but intersubjectivity through linguistic interaction has arguably been overlooked as a specialized field of study.

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