Psycholinguistics (Oxford Introduction to Language Study Series)
|Rating||:||4.50 (990 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||148 Pages|
"Be careful and note for whom this book is intended" according to Charles Jannuzi. Be careful and note for whom this book is intended.It is supposed to be a concise introduction to psycho-linguistics for people training to be ESL and EFL teachers.I found it way too concise--that is, lacking too much.It is also out of date on some key issues, such as categorical perception and the existence (or non-existence) of the phoneme.This book could have been developed in two different directions, either of which might have benefited the intended readership. (1) It could have included about 50 more pages . Jerzy A Brzozowski said Nearly philosophical. The Oxford Introductions to Language Study are known to be very dense, giving birth to many ideas on each turn of a page. "Psycholinguistics" is not an exception to this rule.The book's structure is very well organized, allowing the reader to focus on his own interests. There are four sections as usual (Survey, Readings, References and Glossary). The Survey is the core of the text. In the Readings section, the reader is asked some interesting questions that may be the subject of hours of discussion -- this is one. it's ok this is ok since the length is short, (it's just "introduction" to ) I couldn't expect it to get deep That's why I'll buy another longer or deeper version of it.
5, No. 'The book successfully accomplishes its goal of easing people into an understanding of complex ideas.' - The Clarion, Vol. 2, 1999
Psycholinguists have shown that the production and comprehension of even the simplest language is a highly complex process. This brief introduction shows how psycholinguistic research can act as a window to the workings of the human mind and the study of consciousness.
He has spent many years teaching and living in various Asian countries. . He has been an active member of TESOL, AAAL, and the International Neuropsychological Society. Thomas Scovel was born in China and currently teaches courses in ESL, psycholinguistics, pedagogical grammar, second language acquisition, and TESOL methodology at San Francisco State University