The study of the psychology of language is also known as psycholinguistics. In this series of lectures, we
will address two main questions:
1. How does language operate?
2. Is language domain-specific or domain-general?
Language dealt with by specific, language-only mental modules that have specialized
processes that are not available to other cognitive operations
There exists one general cognitive system of which language is a part. Language,
memory, reasoning, etc., interact, share information, and operate by a single set of general principles.
Is language a uniquely human ability, or can other animals use language too?
Language evolved gradually from older, more primitive communication abilities. We
should be able to see at least some elements of language…