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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the study of the relationship between language and the cognitive or behavioral characteristics of those who use it.
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Origin of psycholinguistics

First recorded in 1935–40; psycho- + linguistics
Related formspsy·cho·lin·guist, nounpsy·cho·lin·guis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for psycholinguistics


  1. (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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Derived Formspsycholinguist, nounpsycholinguistic, adjective
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psycholinguistics in Medicine


  1. The study of the influence of psychological factors on the development, use, and interpretation of language.
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Related formspsy′cho•lin•guistic adj.
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