The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics
Cambridge University Press, 27/04/2006
EAN 9780521833332, ISBN10: 0521833337
Hardcover, 476 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm
A large body of knowledge has accumulated in recent years on the cognitive processes and brain mechanisms underlying language. Much of this knowledge has come from studies of Indo-European languages, in particular English. Chinese, spoken by one-fifth of the world’s population, differs significantly from most Indo-European languages in its grammar, its lexicon, and its written and spoken forms - features which have profound implications for the learning, representation and processing of language. This handbook, the first in a three-volume set on East Asian psycholinguistics, presents a state-of-the-art discussion of the psycholinguistic study of Chinese. With contributions by over fifty leading scholars, it covers topics in first and second language acquisition, language processing and reading, language disorders in children and adults, and the relationships between language, brain, culture, and cognition. It will be invaluable to all scholars and students interested in the Chinese language, as well as cognitive psychologists, linguists, and neuroscientists.
'It is particularly of great use to those who wish to get acquainted with the range of psycholinguistic research concerned with these languages and/or to examine how (language-)specific phenomena are discussed from the psycholinguistic point of view.' Language