The Articulate Mammal [NOOK Book]

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In this revised edition, Jean Aitchison has taken account of the considerable changes in Chomsky’s recent ideas. As a result, the chapters on grammatical innateness, child language acquisition and speech comprehension have been largely rewritten.

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The Articulate Mammal

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Overview

In this revised edition, Jean Aitchison has taken account of the considerable changes in Chomsky’s recent ideas. As a result, the chapters on grammatical innateness, child language acquisition and speech comprehension have been largely rewritten.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203934715
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/4/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jean Aitchison was Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford from 1993 to 2003, and is now an Emeritus Professorial Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford. She is the author of numerous books on language and gave the 1996 BBC Reith lectures on the topic of ‘The Language Web’.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Great Automatic Grammatizator: Need Anything be Innate? 2. Animals That Try to Talk: Is Language Restricted to Humans? 3. Grandma's Teeth: Is There Biological Evidence for Innate Language Capacity? 4. Predestinate Grooves: Is There a Pre-Ordained Language 'Programme'? 5. A Blueprint in the Brain?: Could Any Linguistic Information Conceivably be Innate? 6. Chattering Children: How do Children Get Started on Learning to Speak? 7. Puzzling it Out: Exactly How do Children Learn Language? 8. Celestial Unintelligibility: Why do Linguists Propose Such Bizarre Grammars? 9. The White Elephant Problem: Do we Need a Grammar in Order to Speak? 10. The Case of the Missing Fingerprint: How do we Understand Speech? 11. The Cheshire Cat's Grin: How do we Plan and Produce Speech? 12. Banker's Clerk or Hippopotamus?: The Future

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    Hi everyone. Sorry, but we had to move. I got locked out and Everstar probably wanted out. So, i'll organize the new camp as soon as I can. Where did all of the toms go? Burntheart is also missing. Guys, get to the bottom of it!

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