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

psycholinguist, noun
psycholinguistic, adjective Unabridged
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psycholinguistics (ˌsaɪkəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks)
(functioning as singular) the psychology of language, including language acquisition by children, the mental processes underlying adult comprehension and production of speech, language disorders, etc

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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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Reviews the literature of the research done in cognitive psychology and linguistics as it relates to psycholinguistics.
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