psycholinguistics[sī′kō liŋ gwis′tiks]
- Psycholinguistics is the study of how the psyche responds to words and languages.
An example of psycholinguistics is a study of how certain words represent traumatic events for some people.
the branch of linguistics that analyzes the psychological factors involved in the perception of and response to linguistic phenomena
noun(used with a sing. verb)
The study of the influence of psychological factors on the development, use, and interpretation of language.
psycho- + linguistics