The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics (Hardback)Jean Aitchison (author)
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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 ideaslanguage within an evolutionary frameworkspatial cognition and how this affects languagehow children become acclimatized to speech rhythms before birth the acquisition of verbsconstruction and cognitive grammaraphasia 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.
The accompanying website to this book can be found at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415420228.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
Edition: 5th New edition
Praise for the first edition:
'An excellent and very welcome guide to psycholinguistics ... Highly recommended.' - The Washington Post
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