Developmental Psycholinguistics

On-line methods in children’s language processing

ORCID logoIrina A. Sekerina | City University New York
Eva M. Fernández | City University New York
Harald Clahsen | University of Essex
ISBN 9789027253040 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027253057 | EUR 33.00 | USD 49.95
ISBN 9789027291509 | EUR 110.00/33.00*
| USD 165.00/49.95*
Google Play logo
How do infants and young children coordinate information in real time to arrive at sentence meaning from the words and structure of the sentence and from the nonlinguistic context? This volume introduces readers to an emerging field of research, experimental developmental psycholinguistics, and to the four predominant methodologies used to study on-line language processing in children. Authored by key figures in psycholinguistics, neuroscience and developmental psychology, the chapters cover event-related brain potentials, free-viewing eyetracking, looking-while-listening, and reaction-time techniques, also providing a historical backdrop for this line of research. Multiple aspects of experimental design, data collection and data analysis are addressed in detail, alongside surveys of recent important findings about how infants and children process sounds, words, and sentences. Indispensable for students and researchers working in the areas of language acquisition, developmental psychology and developmental neuroscience of language, this volume will also appeal to speech language pathologists and early childhood educators.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 44] 2008.  xviii, 190 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“As a collection of techniques to tap into online processing, this book makes a real contribution. It is a valuable snapshot of an increasingly prominent method of investigating language processing. The individual chapters work well to introduce the respective methodologies, especially in the specific problems facing developmental researchers interested in adapting such techniques children. It will work as a reference book, as a resource for experimental design, and as inspiration for increasingly complex investigations into language development.”
“This volume is a very welcome addition to the literature. The main aim of the book is to provide practical instruction on a number of techniques, and it succeeds in doing so. As such, the book will appeal to current researchers ands students beginning to conduct on-line studies investigating children's language.”
Cited by

Cited by 19 other publications

Chondrogianni, Vasiliki & Marco Tamburelli
2013.  Grammar in parsing and acquisition. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 3:3  pp. 289 ff. DOI logo
Clahsen, Harald
2016. Experimental Studies of Morphology and Morphological Processing. In The Cambridge Handbook of Morphology,  pp. 792 ff. DOI logo
Elmahdi, Omer Elsheikh Hago & Mai Hassan Ahmed Ali
2015. Assessing English Syntactic Structures Experienced by Sudanese Female Students at Secondary Schools, (2013-2014). SSRN Electronic Journal DOI logo
García, Omar, Anna B. Cieślicka & Roberto R. Heredia
2015. Nonliteral Language Processing and Methodological Considerations. In Bilingual Figurative Language Processing,  pp. 117 ff. DOI logo
Goldfield, Beverly A.
2012. Vocabulary Size in the First Language. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, DOI logo
Guo, Xingrong
2022. A Bibliometric Analysis of Child Language During 1900–2021. Frontiers in Psychology 13 DOI logo
Ionin, Tania
2013. Review article: Recent publications on research methods in second language acquisition. Second Language Research 29:1  pp. 119 ff. DOI logo
Jegerski, Jill & Irina A. Sekerina
2021. The Psycholinguistics of Heritage Languages. In The Cambridge Handbook of Heritage Languages and Linguistics,  pp. 449 ff. DOI logo
2012. On-line sentence processing in Swedish: cross-linguistic developmental comparisons with French. Journal of Child Language 39:1  pp. 28 ff. DOI logo
Kail, Michèle, Maria Kihlstedt & Philippe Bonnet
2018. Chapter 15. Online sentence processing in simultaneous French/Swedish bilinguals. In Sources of Variation in First Language Acquisition [Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 22],  pp. 313 ff. DOI logo
2012. <i>Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research</i>. ENGLISH LINGUISTICS 29:2  pp. 557 ff. DOI logo
Omaki, Akira & Jeffrey Lidz
2015. Linking Parser Development to Acquisition of Syntactic Knowledge. Language Acquisition 22:2  pp. 158 ff. DOI logo
Romano, Francesco
2022. Task effects and the yes-bias in heritage language bilingualism. International Journal of Bilingualism  pp. 136700692110527 ff. DOI logo
Sekerina, Irina A.
Song, Jae Yung, Katherine Demuth & James Morgan
2010. Effects of the acoustic properties of infant-directed speech on infant word recognition. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 128:1  pp. 389 ff. DOI logo
Suzuki, Takaaki
2013. Children’s On-line Processing of Scrambling in Japanese. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 42:2  pp. 119 ff. DOI logo
Voelkel, Svenja & Franziska Kretzschmar
2021. Introducing Linguistic Research, DOI logo
[no author supplied]
2021. Research Approaches to Heritage Languages. In The Cambridge Handbook of Heritage Languages and Linguistics,  pp. 373 ff. DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 14 february 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.


Main BIC Subject

CFDC: Language acquisition

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007038990 | Marc record