Psychology of Language

Theory and Applications

by Shelia Kennison

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  • 9781137545268
  • 9781137545275

This accessibly written and pedagogically rich text delivers the most comprehensive examination of its subject, carefully drawing on the most up-to-date research and covering a breadth of the central topics including communication, language acquisition, language processing, language disorders, speech, writing, and development. This book also examines an array of other progressive areas in the field neglected in similar works such as bilingualism, sign language as well as comparative communication.

Based on her globally-orientated research and academic expertise, author Shelia Kennison innovatively applies psycholinguistics to real-world examples through analysing the hetergenous traits of a wide variety of languages. With its engaging easy-to-understand prose, this text guides students gently and sequentially through an introduction to the subject. The book is designed for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in psycholinguistics. 



  • Macmillan Education UK; October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781137545275
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  • Title: Psychology of Language
  • Author: Shelia Kennison
  • Imprint: Red Globe Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781137545268
  • 9781137545275

About The Author

Shelia M. Kennison is Professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Psycholinguistics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and bachelor’s degree in linguistics and psychology from Harvard University.  She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Psychonomic Society.  She has authored numerous works including academic journal articles and a textbook on the development of language. Her psycholinguistic research has focused on sentence processing in English as well as a variety of other languages, including Arabic, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Finnish.