The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

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by Jean Aitchison
     
 

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An established bestseller, The Articulate Mammal is a concise and highly readable introduction to the main topics in psycholinguistics. This fifth edition brings the book up to date with recent theories, including new material on: The possibility of a 'language gene', Post-Chomskyan ideas, Language within an evolutionary framework, Spatial cognition and how this…  See more details below

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An established bestseller, The Articulate Mammal is a concise and highly readable introduction to the main topics in psycholinguistics. This fifth edition brings the book up to date with recent theories, including new material on: The possibility of a 'language gene', Post-Chomskyan ideas, Language within an evolutionary framework, Spatial cognition and how this affects language, How children become acclimatized to speech rhythms before birth, The acquisition of verbs, Construction and cognitive grammar, Aphasia and dementia.

Requiring no prior knowledge of the subject, chapter by chapter, The Articulate Mammal tackles the basic questions central to the study of psycholinguistics. Jean Aitchison investigates these issues with regard to animal communication, child language and the language of adults, and includes in the text full references and helpful suggestions for further reading.

About the Author:
Jean Aitchison is now an Emeritus Professorial Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford

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Editorial Reviews

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‘An excellent and very welcome guide to psycholinguistics…highly recommended.’
The Washington Post
‘The reader’s curiosity about the complexities of the mother tongue is kept right to the end.’
The Times Educational Supplement
‘This is an excellent text which would give the undergraduate student as fine an introduction to the field of psycholinguistics as is available today.’
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136806964
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Series:
Routledge Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
5 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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