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Language Processing Reading List

Language Processing, 2021/22, Semester 1
Chris Norton
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: Oxford University Press.

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 is Harley, T. 2013. The Psychology of Language: From Data to Theory. 4th ed. Sussex: Psychology Press. This is available as an e-book through the library. If you prefer physical copies, if you can find a reasonably priced one (it can be pricey) then do grab it. Previous editions can be found in the libraries too, and should be largely the same, but do be aware if you get hold of one that some information may be outdated and different to that which I’m referring to.  

We'll also be making frequent use of Field, A. and Hole, G. 2003. How to design and report experiments. London: Sage. This book should really help you with the assessed research proposal. You might like to buy a copy too, especially if you’re thinking of doing experiments further down the line (e.g. for a dissertation project). This does not seem to be currently available as an e-book; I'll look at alternatives and ways of getting you some access to important parts as we go through the semester.

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Other titles which will be referred to frequently:

Aitchison, J. 1998. 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, 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. and 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: Cambridge University Press.

Wray, A. and 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.)

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Research design

Bechhofer, F. and Paterson, L. 2000. Principles of research design in the social sciences. London: Routledge.

Creswell, J. 2008. Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. 3rd ed. Los Angeles: SAGE.

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

Marczyk, G., DeMatteo, D. and Festinger, D. 2005. Essentials of research design and methodology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.

Miller, D., and Salkind, N. 2002. Handbook of research design & social measurement. 6th ed. London: Sage Publications.

Mitchell, M and Jolley, J. 2007. Research design explained. 6th ed. UK: Wadsworth.

This list was last updated on 14/10/2021