The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

An validated bestseller, The Articulate Mammal is a concise and hugely readable creation to the most issues in psycholinguistics. This 5th variation brings the booklet up to date with fresh theories, together with new fabric on:

  • the probability of a ‘language gene’
  • post-Chomskyan ideas
  • language inside of an evolutionary framework
  • spatial cognition and the way this impacts language
  • how teenagers turn into acclimatized to speech rhythms earlier than beginning
  • the acquisition of verbs
  • construction and cognitive grammar
  • aphasia and dementia.

Requiring no earlier wisdom of the topic, bankruptcy through bankruptcy, The Articulate Mammal tackles the fundamental questions vital to the examine of psycholinguistics. Jean Aitchison investigates those concerns in regards to animal communique, baby language and the language of adults, and comprises within the textual content complete references and useful feedback for additional reading.

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