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psycholinguistics

[sahy-koh-ling-gwis-tiks] /ˌsaɪ koʊ lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study of the relationship between language and the cognitive or behavioral characteristics of those who use it.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; psycho- + linguistics
Related forms
psycholinguist, noun
psycholinguistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for psycho linguistic

psycholinguistics

/ˌsaɪkəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/
noun
1.
(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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psycho linguistic in Medicine

psycholinguistics psy·cho·lin·guis·tics (sī'kō-lĭng-gwĭs'tĭks)
n.
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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