psycholinguistics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1936 the study of the mental faculties involved in the perception, production, and acquisition of language • psycholinguist nounpsycholinguistic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Psycholinguistics — or psychology of language is the study of the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, and understand language. Initial forays into psycholinguistics were largely philosophical ventures, due mainly to a lack… …   Wikipedia

  • psycholinguistics — [sī΄kō liŋ gwis′tiks] n. the branch of linguistics that analyzes the psychological factors involved in the perception of and response to linguistic phenomena …   English World dictionary

  • psycholinguistics — psycholinguist, n. psycholinguistic, adj. /suy koh ling gwis tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study of the relationship between language and the cognitive or behavioral characteristics of those who use it. [1935 40; PSYCHO + LINGUISTICS] * *… …   Universalium

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

  • 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] * * * psy·cho·lin·guis·tics .sī kō …   Medical dictionary

  • psycholinguistics — plural noun [treated as sing.] the study of the relationships between linguistic behaviour and psychological processes, including the process of language acquisition. Derivatives psycholinguist noun psycholinguistic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • psycholinguistics — psy•cho•lin•guis•tics [[t]ˌsaɪ koʊ lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) psl ling. the study of the relationship between language and the cognitive or behavioral characteristics of those who use it • Etymology: 1935–40 psy cho•lin′guist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • psycholinguistics — /ˌsaɪkoʊlɪŋˈgwɪstɪks/ (say .suykohling gwistiks) noun the study of relations between linguistic events and mental processes. –psycholinguistic, adjective –psycholinguist /saɪkoʊˈlɪŋgwəst/ (say suykoh ligwuhst), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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