This is a thorough revision and update of the popular first edition. Comprehensive and contemporary, it contains all the student needs to kw on the topic, presenting often difficult material in a lively and accessible way. There is coverage of all of the core topics in language in the undergraduate curriculum, and the author interweaves evidence from the various approaches including cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and connectionist modelling. This edition includes expanded coverage of many topics including reading development and disorders, language and memory, bilingualism, and writing.
2 Trevor Harley carried out his PhD work at the University of Cambridge on speech errors and what they tell us about how we plan language. He has been Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee since 2003. His research interests include speech production, how we represent meaning, and the effects of ageing on language.