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Module Reading List

Language Processing, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Catherine Davies
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Preliminary Reading (to try before teaching starts)

Altmann, G. (1997) The ascent of Babel : an exploration of language, mind, and understanding Oxford: OUP

Pinker, S. (2007)  The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature . London: Penguin

Sedivy, J. (2014) Language in mind : an introduction to psycholinguistics. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer

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Required Reading

The main textbook for the module (which you are encouraged to buy) is Harley, T. (2013) The Psychology of Language: From Data to Theory (4th ed.), Sussex: Psychology Press. There are copies of previous editions of Harley in the libraries but whilst the content is very similar, references in the lectures and seminars will be to the 4th edition.

We will also be making frequent use of Field, A. & Hole, G. (2003) How to design and report experiments London: Sage. You might also consider buying this book, either individually or with a friend.

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Other titles which will be referred to frequently:

Aitchison, J. The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. London: Routledge. (Available in many different versions beginning in 1994, all of which are acceptable for this course.

Field, A., & Hole, G. (2003). How to design and report experiments. London: Sage Publications.

Field, J. (2003) Psycholinguistics : a resource book for students. London: Routledge

Field, J. (2004) Psycholinguistics : the key concepts. London: Routledge.

Garnham, A. (1985) Psycholinguistics: Central topics . London: Methuen.

Garrod, S. & Pickering, M. (1999 ) Language processing. Hove: Psychology Press.

Levelt, W. J. M. (1989) Speaking: From intention to articulation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Traxler, M.J. (2012) Introduction to psycholinguistics : understanding language science. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell

Warren, P. (2013) Introducing psycholinguistics. Cambridge: CUP

Wray, A. & Bloomer, A. (2012) Projects in linguistics and language studies : a practical guide to researching language. London: Arnold (esp. Chapters 2 and 13) Earlier editions available.


This list was last updated on 25/09/2017