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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Arcadia rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Aitchison reviews the most recent thinking on the evolutionary changes that allowed man the physiognomy to form a language, how language probably It makes me even more curious. To top it off, the information in the book is presented clearly and is easy to follow, easy to become engaged with. As a result, the chapters on grammatical innateness, child language acquisition and speech comprehension have been largely rewritten.

I love this book so much, it got me so far with the brain not just with articulation, but with the way it thinks. Oct 10, Aga rated it liked it. Aitchison gives a brief review of the main themes of her book and outlines future prospects in the three areas on which her book has concentrated: Among the artiiculate 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.

Chris Tang rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Superpopielica rated it really liked it Sep 22, Want to Read saving‚Ķ. The third subject discussed is the question of how speech is comprehended and produced. Jan 08, Rima Aotchison rated it it was amazing. She ends the book on an optimistic note, comparing psycholinguistics today to “a flourishing tree, whose branches shoot out in all directions, and which is likely to get taller and stronger still” p.


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The author investigates these issues with regard to animal communication, child language and th language of adults, and provides references and suggestions for further reading. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. No trivia or quizzes yet. Her conclusions are that no animals share all the features of human language, that there is “hard biological evidence” p.

Jul 19, Jenny rated it it was amazing. Other editions – View all The Articulate Mammal: Aitchison’s exposition is extremely clear and concise, as she has the rare ability to reduce complicated and technical topics to simple sentences. Fascinating textbook aitchispn speech understanding and development.

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An Introduction to Psycholinguistics by Jean Aitchison. Bankers clerk or hippopotamus? Dec 15, Jon rated it liked it Shelves: She intends to cover all of this by “considering four types of evidence: Contents Animals that try to talk. Fiona rated it really liked it Apr 05, Return to Table of Contents. 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 to indexed topics as they appear throughout the book.

An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. First, to call Chomsky an ‘innatist’ wrongly implies that those who disagree with him are ‘non-innatists. Yuli Scheidt rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Aidan Shea rated it really liked it Nov 23, Katie rated it really liked it Mar 14, I have often kept track of it and really wanted to fork out for my own up to date copy. For more on Steven Pinker and his work, see: It doesn’t make me confused.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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 we understand it.

El rated it it was amazing Nov 20, A pleasurable and elementary primer on etymology. I would recommend this to people interested in having children, as it provides excellent insight into mental development in babies. Obviously it isn’t a swift read but would leave you an insightful person. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Socio-historical linguistics Language and mind Language and the media. Dashed numbers in square brackets indicate the end of each page for purposes of citation. It felt like reading a popular aitchsion novel. This statement is in contrast to the situation 50 years ago, when she claims that psycholinguistics was “a seedling compared to the more mature areas of linguistics and psychology” p.

The case of the missing fingerprint. The second area covered in the book concerns the precise relationship between tye usage and knowledge. I found her brief discussions of Chomsky’s parameter setting theory and recent work on optimality srticulate by Archangeli and Langendoen to be so fascinating that it has made me go out to read more on the subject.

It is so accessible and doesn’t feel like a text at all. I put down the book feeling enriched and pretty chuffed with myself for reading textbook.