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[sahy-koh-ling-gwis-tiks] /ˌsaɪ koʊ lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the study of the relationship between language and the cognitive or behavioral characteristics of those who use it.
1935-40; psycho- + linguistics
Related forms
psycholinguist, noun
psycholinguistic, adjective Unabridged
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  • Reviews the literature of the research done in cognitive psychology and linguistics as it relates to psycholinguistics.
British Dictionary definitions for psycholinguistics


(functioning as sing) the psychology of language, including language acquisition by children, the mental processes underlying adult comprehension and production of speech, language disorders, etc
Derived Forms
psycholinguist, noun
psycholinguistic, adjective
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psycholinguistics in Medicine

psycholinguistics psy·cho·lin·guis·tics (sī'kō-lĭng-gwĭs'tĭks)
The study of the influence of psychological factors on the development, use, and interpretation of language.

psy'cho·lin·guis'tic adj.
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