Words in the Mind: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon

Words in the Mind: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon

by Jean Aitchison
     
 
This work discusses the structure and content of the human word-store or "mental lexicon", with particular reference to the spoken language of native English speakers. This edition contains substantial additions and revisions. There are two new chapters and others have been expanded.

Overview

This work discusses the structure and content of the human word-store or "mental lexicon", with particular reference to the spoken language of native English speakers. This edition contains substantial additions and revisions. There are two new chapters and others have been expanded.

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‘This very fine book represents state-of-the-art research in a relatively unconventional easy-to-read frame.’ Language

‘If you want to find out about the current state of knowledge concerning language in the brain with the least possible pain, then read this friendly book.’ David Crystal, English Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631144410
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Pages:
288

Meet the Author

Jean Aitchison is Emeritus Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford. She is the author of numerous books on language, including Language Change: Progress or Decay? (Third Edition, 2001), The Word Weavers: Newshounds and Wordsmiths (2007), Aitchison's Linguistics (Seventh Edition, 2010), and The Articulate Mammal (Routledge Classics Edition, 2011).

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