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Words in the Mind: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon
     

Words in the Mind: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon

by Jean Aitchison
 

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Featuring new coverage of the brain and language, and lexical corpora, the 4th edition of Words in the Mind offers readers the latest thinking about the ways in which we learn words, remember them, understand them, and find the ones we want to use.
  • Explores the latest insights into the complex relationship between language, words, and the human mind,

Overview

Featuring new coverage of the brain and language, and lexical corpora, the 4th edition of Words in the Mind offers readers the latest thinking about the ways in which we learn words, remember them, understand them, and find the ones we want to use.

  • Explores the latest insights into the complex relationship between language, words, and the human mind, creating a rich and revealing resource for students and non-specialists alike
  • Addresses the structure and content of the human word-store – the ‘mental lexicon’ – with particular reference to the spoken language of native English speakers
  • Features a wealth of new material, including an all-new chapter focusing exclusively on the brain and language, and enhanced coverage of lexical corpora – computerized databases – and on lexical change of meaning
  • Incorporates numerous updates throughout, including expansion of many notes and suggestions for further reading
  • Comprises state-of-the-art research, yet remains accessible and student-friendly

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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:
9780470656471
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
934,434
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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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