This textbook is modern, thorough, witty, and deeply instructive. At last, students of the psychology of language (in the classroom and out) have a book they′ll value and enjoy. – Victor Ferreira, University of California, San Diego This is the psycholinguistics textbook we′ve all been waiting for. Traxler has brought us into the 21st century. He surveys the field with depth, breadth, and most definitely wit. Students will find the text quite accessible, and instructors will appreciate the rigorous content. – Morton Ann Gernsbacher, University of Wisconsin–Madison It′s all here, from Nim to Noam, and "the horse raced past the barn" to the elephant in Groucho′s pants. Traxler covers the subject matter of modern psycholinguistics with thoroughness and panache. – Mark S. Seidenberg, University of Wisconsin–Madison Engaging and witty, this is a refreshing and informative textbook on the psychology of language that will appeal to students and teachers alike. – Gerry Altmann, University of York
From the Back Cover
This textbook offers a cutting–edge introduction to psycholinguistics, exploring the cognitive processes underlying language acquisition and use. It provides students and faculty with: a step–by–step tour through language acquisition, production, and comprehension, from the word level to sentences and dialogue rich coverage of both theory and data, including in–depth descriptions of the experimental evidence behind theories a comprehensive review of research in bilingual language processing, sign language, reading, and the neurological basis of language production and comprehension perspectives on the subject from psychology, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, neurology, and neurophysiology a full program of resources for instructors and students, including review exercises, a test bank, and lecture slides, available at www.wiley.com/go/traxler Covering the full spectrum of language representations and processes, and drawing on the most current research available from a range of scientific perspectives, this is the best introduction to the psychology of language available today.