Questions tagged [psycholinguistics]

For questions on the relationships between linguistic behaviour and psychological processes, including the process of language acquisition.

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Are people more likely to use words they've heard recently in conversation?

I have noticed before that if I use a somewhat uncommon word like "doubtlessly" in conversation, my conversation partner is more likely to say the word again later. Am I falling prey to a ...
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Appropriate age grouping for studying linguistic development

I am publishing a survey on a crowdsourcing platform to study how people of different ages perceive certain aspects of non-literal language. The platform allows me to target people with ages in ...
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When human interpret a sentence, does syntactic analysis take place before any semantic analysis?

When interpreting a sentence, does syntactic analysis take place before any semantic analysis?
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Do animals have a critical period for language similar to humans?

I have wondered this question for awhile, and I thought it would be appropriate to ask on here. Particularly, is there any evidence showing that animals exposed to human language during their ...