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psycholinguistics

Pronunciation: si'ko-ling-gwis'tiks

Definition: Study of a host of psychological factors associated with speech, including voice, attitudes, emotions, and grammatical rules, that affect communication and understanding of language.

[psycho- + L. lingua, tongue]

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