Applied linguistics with a focus on psycholinguistics

[Translate to English:] Angewandte Linguistik, Psycholinguistik

Applied Linguistics

Applied linguistics deals with the analysis and solution of language and communication-related problems in all areas of human coexistence and social interaction. An important perspective within applied linguistics is that of psycholinguistics.


Psycholinguistics aims to describe and explain how humans produce and understand language. Other central questions are how children acquire language, how human language processing changes in the course of life and how it succeeds under the conditions of multilingualism.

Psycholinguistics is an "intersectional science". Within linguistics, it is closely related to neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, phonetics, and language didactics. Furthermore, there are many points of contact with psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science and communication science.