PsychLing Glossary

An authoritative catalog of terms, concepts, and fields of study related to psycholinguistics.

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The PsychLing Glossary from provides a comprehensive catalog of terms and definitions related to psycholinguistics and other fields of study. Each glossary term contains authoritative definitions from reputable scholars and sources. Anyone can use the PsychLing Glossary to get a baseline understanding of technical terms in fields like linguistics, psychology, anatomy, physiology, and other relevant fields of study.

You can find terms using one of three methods:

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PsychLing Contributors. "Glossary." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 30 Jul. 2023, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.


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PsychLing Contributors. "Glossary." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created July 30, 2023. Modified September 17, 2023. Accessed July 21, 2024.


APA Dictionary

APA Contributors. "APA Dictionary of Psychology." Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Accessed September 14, 2023. [Visit]


Betts, J. G., et al. Anatomy and Physiology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax, 2023.


Crystal, David, ed. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.

DIMD 30ed.

Dorland, Willian A. N. Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 30th Edition. 30ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2003.


Internet Archive Contributors. "Wayback Machine." San Francisco, CA: Internet Archive. Created October 24, 2001. Accessed July 21, 2023. [Visit]


ISO Contributors. "ISO: International Organization for Standardization." Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standardization. Accessed July 28, 2023. [Visit]


Krebs, Robert E. Encyclopedia of Scientific Principles, Laws, and Theories. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.

ISO 639-3

SIL International Contributors. "ISO 639-3 Registration Authority: International Standard for Language Codes." Dallas, TX: SIL International. Accessed July 28, 2023. [Visit]


SIL International Contributors. "ScriptSource: Index of Languages and Writing Systems." Dallas, TX: SIL International. Created June 11, 2011. Accessed July 28, 2023. [Visit]

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