Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Native Listening: Language Experience and the Recognition of Spoken Words - Native Listening (Hardback)
  • Native Listening: Language Experience and the Recognition of Spoken Words - Native Listening (Hardback)
zoom

Native Listening: Language Experience and the Recognition of Spoken Words - Native Listening (Hardback)

(author)
£35.95
Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 24/08/2012
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Understanding speech in our native tongue seems natural and effortless; listening to speech in a nonnative language is a different experience. In this book, Anne Cutler argues that listening to speech is a process of native listening because so much of it is exquisitely tailored to the requirements of the native language. Her cross-linguistic study (drawing on experimental work in languages that range from English and Dutch to Chinese and Japanese) documents what is universal and what is language specific in the way we listen to spoken language. Cutler describes the formidable range of mental tasks we carry out, all at once, with astonishing speed and accuracy, when we listen. These include evaluating probabilities arising from the structure of the native vocabulary, tracking information to locate the boundaries between words, paying attention to the way the words are pronounced, and assessing not only the sounds of speech but prosodic information that spans sequences of sounds. She describes infant speech perception, the consequences of language-specific specialization for listening to other languages, the flexibility and adaptability of listening (to our native languages), and how language-specificity and universality fit together in our language processing system. Drawing on her four decades of work as a psycholinguist, Cutler documents the recent growth in our knowledge about how spoken-word recognition works and the role of language structure in this process. Her book is a significant contribution to a vibrant and rapidly developing field.

Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780262017565
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 1066 g
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 27 mm

You may also be interested in...

Babel
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
How to Argue with a Cat
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Fucking Apostrophes
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Hardback
Mythologies
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Thank You for Arguing
Added to basket
The Will to Power
Added to basket
Have You Eaten Grandma?
Added to basket
The Etymologicon
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Let's Sign Pocket Dictionary
Added to basket
Swearing Is Good For You
Added to basket
Dent's Modern Tribes
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
How Language Began
Added to basket
Lost in Translation
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.