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The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics (4th ed.) Jean Aitchison () London: Routledge Pp. iii + ISBN (paper). Jean Aitchison. THE ARTICULATE MAMMAL: AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLINGUISTICS. New York: Universe Books, pp. (also available in. An established bestseller, The Articulate Mammal is a concise and highly readable introduction Jean Aitchison investigates these issues with regard to animal.

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Dec 15, Jon rated it liked it Shelves: Chris Tang rated it it was amazing Dec 03, She ends the book on an optimistic note, comparing psycholinguistics today to “a flourishing tree, whose branches shoot out in all directions, and which is likely to get taller and stronger still” p. An Introduction to Psycholinguistics 4th ed.

I have often kept track of it and really wanted aitchson fork out for my own up to date copy. Among the areas that Aitchison talks about are the role of the lexicon, the “perceptual strategy” approach, the “slips of the tongue” phenomenon and speech errors, dysphasia, and how words and syntax are planned and assembled.

Psychologists use the traditional scientific method, that is, they test hypotheses by means of carefully controlled experiments.

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Want to Read saving‚Ķ. Chapter 10, “The White Elephant Problem,” describes “attempts by psycholinguists in the s and s to test whether a transformational grammar was used in the comprehension and production of speech” p.


Adam rated jezn liked it Mar 02, Published June 26th by Routledge first published Books by Jean Aitchison. The next four chapters, “Animals that Try to Talk,””Grandmama’s Teeth,” “Predestinate Grooves,” and “A Blueprint in the Brain,” explore in detail how humans are pre-programmed for language. A pleasurable and elementary primer on etymology.

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A very brilliant introduction to psycholinguistics. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

In order to narrow the subject matter of psycholinguistics, Aitchison concentrates on three key areas in the book. As one researcher expressed it: Paperbackpages. An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. The author investigates these issues with regard to anima Requiring no prior knowledge of the subject, this text tackles basic questions central to the study of psycholinguistics, such as whether language is restricted to humans, whether there is mammao evidence for innate language activity, how children learn language, and how we understand, plan and produce language.

I can’t wait to read it again!

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Vito rated it it was amazing Feb 24, It was fascinating and by far my favourite area of the subject. Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Chapters 10 and 11, “The Case of the Missing Fingerprint,” and “The Cheshire Cat’s Grin,” discuss the extremely complex subject of speech, how humans plan and produce it, and how we understand it. Yuli Scheidt rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Aitchison’s makmal is extremely clear and concise, as she has the rare ability to reduce complicated and technical topics to simple sentences.


Let down by dull style. Zan rated it liked it Sep 06, For example, I have been long interested in the topic of sex differences in the brain and the implications for language learning; in her chapter on the biological evidence for innate language capacity, Aitchison mentions that these differences might be explained by “variations that probably reflect jan hormonal influences on developing brains” p.

Batencila Jhokclaire rated it liked it Jul 12, All human skills, even apparently unnatural ones, make use of innate predispositions. Other editions – View all The Articulate Mammal: As a aitchiskn, the chapters on grammatical innateness, child language acquisition and speech comprehension have been largely rewritten.

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