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psycholinguistics

psy·cho·lin·guis·tics

psycholinguistics

pronunciation:
saI ko lIng gwI stihks
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part of speech: noun
definition: (used with a sing. verb) the study of the interaction between the language and the attitudes and behavior of a person.
derivations: psycholinguistic (adj.), psycholinguist (n.)
Word Parts
The word psycholinguistics contains the following parts:
lingu Latin root that means language, tongue
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology