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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the influence of psychological factors on the development, use, and interpretation of language.

psy′cho·lin′guist n.
psy′cho·lin·guis′tic adj.
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Noun1.psycholinguist - a person (usually a psychologist but sometimes a linguist) who studies the psychological basis of human language
linguist, linguistic scientist - a specialist in linguistics
psychologist - a scientist trained in psychology
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- Mark Antonio, Psycholinguist at Western Sydney University in Australia
Before closing this discussion, I should stress that what the linguist has to say about the sentence in (3), at the level of competence, is rather different from what the psycholinguist would have to say about it at the level of performance.
The cognitive realm (Bloom's taxonomy, 1956; personal interpretation based on During the same period, the psycholinguist John B.
'When people talk,' observes the psycholinguist Steven Pinker, 'they lay lines on each other, do a lot of role-playing, sidestep, shilly-shally, and engage in other forms of vagueness and innuendo.
Chapter 1 ("La didattica delle lingue moderne") notes that the term glottodidattica was introduced by the late distinguished Italian psycholinguist Renzo Titone.
As we sat together looking at my paper in the privacy of the adjoining classroom, the professor made a wry face and remarked "I don't get it, it's as if you had a psycholinguist and a sociolinguist inside your head, you're using terms from all over the place...".
It will be quite a task for "psycholinguist" Frank Smith to reinvent his thoughts for the obliging Indian.
Attaching sounds freely to different emotions is a building block of spoken language, say psycholinguist D.
The effect of semantics upon irregular inflection has been explored by psycholinguist Michael Ramscar, who proposed that a study of semantics could yield results to end this debate.
Contributors include psycholinguist Steven Pinker and neuroscientist Cathy Price.