psycholinguistic

psycholinguistics

[sahy-koh-ling-gwis-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of the relationship between language and the cognitive or behavioral characteristics of those who use it.

Origin:
1935–40; psycho- + linguistics

psycholinguist, noun
psycholinguistic, adjective
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psycholinguistics (ˌsaɪkəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks)
 
n
(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
 
psycho'linguist
 
n
 
psycholin'guistic
 
adj

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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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