JEAN AITCHISON THE ARTICULATE MAMMAL PDF

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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I love this book so much, it got me so far with the brain not just with articulation, but with the way it thinks. 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. Chapter 8, “Celestial Unintelligibility,” is an explanation, using a story about interstellar travel and the planet Jupiter, of why Chomsky changed his beliefs regarding transformational grammar as well as details about his current theory, which involves parameters and modularity.

The author investigates these issues with regard to animal communication, child language and the language of aitchoson, and provides references and suggestions for further reading. It felt like reading a popular science novel.

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

The Cheshire Cats grin. El rated it it was amazing Nov 20, 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, and how we understand, plan and produce language.

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Kivilcim rated it it was amazing Jan 17, The white elephant problem. In order to narrow the subject matter of psycholinguistics, Aitchison concentrates on three key areas in the book. An Introduction to Psycholinguistics 4th ed. Batencila Jhokclaire rated it liked it Jul 12, Suggestions for further reading.

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Chris Tang rated jeqn it was amazing Dec 03, This is a really good introduction to psycholinguistics–language acquisition, speech production, comprehension. University of Chicago Press. Feb 22, Jazmin rated it it was amazing. Let down by dull style. 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I purchased this on my kindle, so I didn’t realise it was a textbook at the time! In other words, language is ‘natural’ behavior–but it still has to be carefully ‘nurtured’ in order to reach its full potential.

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics by Jean Aitchison

In modern terminology, the behavior is innately guided” p. Account Options Sign in. Paperbackpages. The case of the missing fingerprint.

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Vito rated it it was amazing Feb 24, A must read for every psychology enthusiast.

This is a rather unsatisfactory state of affairs. Aitichison differentiates between the psychological and linguistic approaches to psycholinguistics by their methodology.

Fascinating textbook on speech understanding and development. Requiring no prior knowledge of the subject, jewn text tackles basic questions central to the study aitcchison 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.

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 articulae that these differences might be explained by “variations that probably reflect different hormonal influences on developing brains” p.

Superpopielica rated it really liked it Sep 22, It doesn’t make me confused. Hisham rated it did not like it Aug 26, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.