It is a scientific discipline whose goal is a coherent theory of the way in which language is produced and understood," says Alan Garnham in his book, "Psycholinguistics: Central Topics." Representations and representational specificity in speech perception and spoken word recognition David B. Pisoni and Susannah V. Levi; Audiovisual speech perception and word recognition Dominic W. Massaro and Alexandra Jesse

The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics brings together the views of 75 leading researchers in psycholinguistics to provide a comprehensive and authoritative review of the current state of the art in psycholinguistics. "Psycholinguistics is the study of the mental mechanisms that make it possible for people to use language. Part I deals with language comprehension at the sublexical, lexical, and sentence and discourse levels. With almost 50 chapters written by experts in … The chapters are organized into three parts, corresponding to the major areas of psycholinguists: production, comprehension, and acquisition. This handbook reviews the current state of the art in the field of psycholinguistics. The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics Preface Contributors Section I Word Recognition. HANDBOOK OF PSYCHOLINGUISTICS 2nd EDITION EDITED BY MATTHEW J.TRAXLER Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis, Davis, USA MORTON A. GERNSBACHER University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA Amsterdam Boston Heidelberg London New York Oxford Paris San Diego San Francisco Singapore Sydney Tokyo The Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive review of the current state of the field, with an emphasis on research trends most likely to determine the shape of psycholinguistics in the years ahead.