Applied Psycholinguistics: An introduction of the psychology of language learning and teaching
Published: December 1985© 1985
232 Pages, 6.14 x 9.21 in
The principles of language learning and teaching are presented for language teachers, especially teachers of second languages. The authors synthesize and explain the main issues connected with the application of linguistics, psycholinguistics, and research methodology to classroom practice and inform teachers and educators about the kinds of psychologically based techniques that can be derived from a consideration of current research on language.
Applied Psycholinguistics examines principal linguistic theories, recent research into first-language development, second-language learning, psychometric methodology, and other important topics in a way that makes the technical literature accessible and relates it to pedagogical practice. An ‘integrated’ methodology developed and used with success by the authors, will prove especially valuable to teachers attempting to make informed choices about appropriate teaching strategies.
The extensive, up-to-date bibliography and glossary of technical terms make the book an important reference tool for classroom teachers. Language teachers in teacher-training institutions and in departments of linguistics, applied linguistics, psychology, and educational psychology, and especially all who are involved in courses on methodology, will find this volume particularly practical.