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Psycholinguistics vs. Neurolinguistics

By Muazma Batool — Published on February 28, 2023

Difference Between Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics


The study of the influence of psychological factors on the development, use, and interpretation of language.


(linguistics) Science concerned with the human brain mechanisms underlying the comprehension, production and abstract knowledge of language, be it spoken, signed or written.


(linguistics) The interdisciplinary field of study which concerns the acquisition, comprehension and production of language in its spoken, written and signed forms, using concepts and approaches from linguistics, psychology and cognitive science.
Psycholinguistics is mainly concerned with the mechanisms by which language is processed and represented in the mind and brain: i.e., the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, comprehend, produce and use language.


the branch of linguistics that studies the relation between language and the structure and function of the nervous system


the branch of cognitive psychology that studies the psychological basis of linguistic competence and performance

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