noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of the relationship between language and the cognitive or behavioral characteristics of those who use it.
Origin of psycholinguistics
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(functioning as singular) the psychology of language, including language acquisition by children, the mental processes underlying adult comprehension and production of speech, language disorders, etc
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The study of the influence of psychological factors on the development, use, and interpretation of language.
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