Definition of psycholinguistics in English:

psycholinguistics

plural noun

  • [treated as singular] The study of the relationships between linguistic behaviour and psychological processes, including the process of language acquisition.

    • ‘His research interests include developmental psycholinguistics, psychology of language, and developmental psychology.’
    • ‘The framework of Baddeley's research has played a central role in the development of theories in cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive aging.’
    • ‘There are few, too few, working linguists who have a good command of the various subdisciplines of the field, such as psycholinguistics, historical linguistics, theory of grammar, etc.’
    • ‘Miller, an APA president in 1969, has been an innovator in the study of language and cognition, helping to establish psycholinguistics as an independent field of research in psychology.’
    • ‘The question of why verbs and pronouns tend to vary in the extent to which they agree with collective nouns is a topic of some interest in psycholinguistics.’

Pronunciation:

psycholinguistics

/ˌsʌɪkəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/