Attention and Vision in Language Processing

  • Ramesh Kumar Mishra
  • Narayanan Srinivasan
  • Falk Huettig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Attention and Vision in Spoken Language Comprehension and Production

  3. Attention and Vision in Reading

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
  4. Attention and Vision in Bilingual Language Processing

  5. Language Processing in a Social Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. David W. Vinson, Rick Dale, Maryam Tabatabaeian, Nicholas D. Duran
      Pages 197-213

About this book


This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the nature of attentional and visual processes involved in language comprehension. Key concerns include how linguistic and non-linguistic processes jointly determine language comprehension and production, and how the linguistic system interfaces with perceptual systems and attention.

Language scientists have traditionally considered language in isolation from other cognitive and perceptual systems such as attention, vision, and memory. In recent years, however, it has become increasingly clear that language comprehension must be studied within interaction contexts. The study of multimodal interactions and attentional processes during language processing has thus become an important theoretical focus that guides many research programs in psycholinguistics and related fields.


Automaticity and interference in comprehension Bilingual language processing Eye-tracking in comprehension Haptic and visual exploration Language comprehension Language-vision interaction Letter detection tasks Perceptual and motor systems in language Social influences on language processing Spoken word comprehension

Editors and affiliations

  • Ramesh Kumar Mishra
    • 1
  • Narayanan Srinivasan
    • 2
  • Falk Huettig
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Neural and Cognitive SciencesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive SciencesUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia
  3. 3.Max Planck Institute for PsycholinguisticsNijmegenThe Netherlands

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