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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Kivilcim rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Oct 10, Aga rated it liked it. I would recommend this ajtchison people interested in having children, as it provides excellent insight into mental development in babies. Refresh and try again. I can’t wait to read it again! There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

This statement aithcison in contrast atriculate the situation 50 years ago, when she claims that psycholinguistics was “a seedling compared to the more mature areas of linguistics and psychology” p. An Introduction to Psycholinguistics 4th ed. Summary This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by the author. Zan rated aitchisoon liked it Sep 06, Jan 08, Rima Muryantina rated it it was amazing.

Arcadia rated it it was amazing Feb 01, It provides a short guide to the evolution of Chomsky’s theories as well as those that run alongside and counter to his theories. Aitichison aticulate between the psychological and linguistic approaches to psycholinguistics by their methodology. Linguists test hypotheses mostly by checking them against instinctive utterances, and also generally believe that the methodology used by psychologists is at times too rigid and distorts results.

Fascinating textbook on speech understanding and development. She ends the book on an optimistic note, comparing psycholinguistics today to mammak flourishing tree, whose branches shoot out in all directions, and which is likely to get taller and stronger still” p.

Chapter 1, “The Great Automatic Grammatizator,” concerns one of the most contentious issues in psycholinguistics: Product pricing will be adjusted to match the corresponding currency.


El rated it it was amazing Nov 20, She presents evidence which she believes proves that children “automatically ‘know’ that language is rule-governed, and that they seem to make a succession of hypotheses about rules underlying the speech they hear around them” p. In this chapter, she also makes some important and frequently overlooked distinctions about the term innate: Her conclusions are that no animals share all the features of human language, that there is “hard biological artoculate p.

Chapters 10 and 11, “The Case of the Missing Fingerprint,” and “The Cheshire Cat’s Grin,” discuss the extremely complex subject of speech, how humans plan and produce it, and how mmmal understand it. Other editions – View all The Articulate Mammal: Preface to the fifth edition. In order to narrow the subject matter of psycholinguistics, Aitchison concentrates on three key areas in the book. The country you have selected will result in the following: The author investigates these issues with regard to anima Requiring articulwte 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.

It doesn’t make me confused.

It is so accessible and doesn’t feel like a text at all. A classic in its field for almost forty years, The Articulate Mammal is argiculate brilliant introduction to psycholinguistics.

All in all, this book is a helpful and informative general introduction to psycholinguistics, presupposing no prior knowledge of the aitchiwon. Her main areas of interest include: Psychologists use the traditional scientific method, that is, they test hypotheses by means of carefully controlled experiments. Artculate Introduction to Psycholinguistics. Want to Read saving…. Yuli Scheidt rated it it was amazing Dec 08, This is a talent not to be scoffed at, for the book certainly drives home what a strange, quirky, complex, and arriculate illogical or counterintuitive thing language learning is, and how difficult it is to capture aspects of it in succinct and accurate sentences.


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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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. Aitchison gives a brief review of the main themes of her book and outlines future prospects in the three areas on which her artidulate has concentrated: Chapter 8, “Celestial Unintelligibility,” is mamma, explanation, using a story about interstellar travel and the planet Jupiter, aitcchison why Chomsky changed his beliefs regarding transformational grammar as well as details about his current theory, which involves parameters and modularity.

Return to Table of Contents. Books by Jean Aitchison. A very brilliant introduction to psycholinguistics. Home The Articulate Mammal: Description Table of Contents Author s Bio.

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

It could be through conference attendance, group discussion or directed reading to name just a few examples. The dividing line between ‘natural’ and ‘nurtured’ behavior is by no means as clear cut as was once thought. The Cheshire Cats grin. Caroline Aubry rated it really liked it Nov 30, It was fascinating and by far my favourite area of the subject. All instructor resources are now available on our Instructor Hub.