Written by a professional researcher and writer, Julie Sedivy’s Language in Mind: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics, 2nd Edition, (PDF) offers an exceptionally accessible introduction to the perplexing task of learning psycholinguistic research, theory, and application. Providing a research-based approach-supported by the new “Researchers at Work” feature which demonstrates the process of conducting an experiment Language in Mind stresses not just what psycholinguists know, but how they’ve come to know it. To deepen the student’s exposure to scientific thinking and research, which is an important skill in follow-up courses, the textbook also includes a probing examination of primary literature and the discussions in the field (supported by the in-text “Digging Deeper” feature, and online with “Language at Large” modules and Web Activities). To complete the study of psycholinguistics, the ebook establishes relations between theory and everyday phenomena (supported by “Questions to Contemplate” and Boxes features). A robust 4-color illustration program distinguishes this ebook from others, and further explains and shows challenging material.
“It’s by far the best ebook on this subject. Sedivy’s skills and her research background as a science writer make an ideal combination.” — Adele Goldberg, Princeton University
“This is an extraordinary textbook. Julie Sedivy writes with remarkable clarity about the still relatively murky field of psycholinguistics. All the key areas of psycholinguistics are very accessibly covered.”
— Judith Degen, Stanford University
“Language in Mind 2e is an introductory textbook that offers a broad perspective on psycholinguistics in an accessible and engaging way. I highly endorse it to both college students and instructors who are looking for a good starting point for psycholinguistics or language science.” — Heeju Hwang, The Quarterly Review of Biology
“Planned as an undergraduate textbook, Language in Mind is an essential ebook for navigating the sea of text, images, and sound that comprise our communication environment. . . . Generally, the daunting complexities of brain and communication research are approached in a clear and instructive manner. Sedivy inspires readers to critically evaluate the experimental methods that produced our current knowledge, pushing students to plan their own methods to test hypotheses as well as providing model after model of how to determine the limitations and parameters of an experiment. It would be a pleasure to teach using this ebook.” — Gwyneth Sutherlin, London School of Economics and Political Science book review
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