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

  • As it develops, the discipline has spawned such hybrids or specialties as computational linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, even biological linguistics.
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  • 'Huh?' Is Global, Study Shows
    The word "huh?" is not only pronounced similarly across languages, but it also carries a similar meaning around the world, according to a new study. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics examined 196 recordings of 10 different languages used the world.
    Nov. 9, 2013 - The Huffington Post

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