ARTICULATE MAMMAL AITCHISON PDF

The Articulate Mammal has ratings and 12 reviews. Sara said: This is a The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics Jean Aitchison. 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 Jean Aitchison investigates these issues with regard to animal communication, child.

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A blueprint in the brain?

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics by Jean Aitchison

Aidan Shea rated it really liked it Nov 23, An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. I bought the Kindle version because it was more in line with my bank account than the print book, and its index is conveniently linked This is a really good introduction to psycholinguistics–language acquisition, speech production, comprehension.

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 biological evidence for innate language activity, how children learn language, and how we understand, plan and produce language.

Is language innate or learned? Aitichison differentiates between the psychological and linguistic approaches to psycholinguistics by their methodology.

The author investigates these issues with regard to animal communication, child language and the language of adults, and provides references and suggestions for further reading. Her story in chapter 8 about Jupiter’s stick insects is a bit forced, but it does accomplish its purpose of explaining precisely why Chomsky changed his position regarding transformational grammar.

CPD consists of any educational activity which helps to maintain and develop knowledge, problem-solving, and technical skills with the aim to provide better health care through higher standards. I put down the book feeling enriched and pretty chuffed with myself for reading textbook.

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Hisham rated it did not like it Aug 26, 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 articluate p. The case of the missing fingerprint.

Katie rated it really liked it Mar 14, Kivilcim rated it it was amazing Jan 17, A blueprint in the brain?

First, to call Chomsky an ‘innatist’ wrongly implies that those who disagree with him are ‘non-innatists. Her main areas of interest include: In contrast to most introductory books on psycholinguistics written by psychologists, Aitchison states that her book is “an attempt to provide an introduction to the subject from the linguist’s point of view–although inevitably and rightly, it includes accounts of work done by psychologists” p.

El rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Chapter 1, “The Great Automatic Grammatizator,” concerns one of the most contentious issues in psycholinguistics: I love this book so much, it got me so far with the brain not just with articulation, but with the way it thinks. Add to Wish List. Yuli Scheidt rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Home The Articulate Mammal: The second area covered in the book concerns the precise relationship between language usage and knowledge.

Now that it has been significantly revised I’ve gone and purchased the latest version to check it out. In this chapter, she also makes some important and frequently overlooked distinctions about the term innate: This book, The Articulate Mammal, which first appeared in and is now in its fourth edition, has also contributed to a general interest in the subject.

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This is a rather unsatisfactory state of affairs. The title will be removed from your cart because it is not available in this region. There is a substantial and useful “further reading” section at the back of the book and an equally useful list of sources. Oct 10, Aga rated it liked it. Arcadia rated it it was amazing Feb 01, 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.

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Qitchison was fascinating and by far my favourite area of the subject. As a result, the chapters on grammatical innateness, child language acquisition and speech comprehension have been largely rewritten.

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 biological evidence for innate language activity, how children learn language, articukate how we understand, plan and produce language.

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