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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As a result, the chapters on grammatical innateness, child language acquisition and speech comprehension have been largely rewritten.

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A must read for every psychology enthusiast. It doesn’t make me confused. In modern terminology, the behavior is innately guided” p. In this chapter, she also makes some important and frequently overlooked distinctions about the term innate: The second area covered in the book concerns the precise relationship between language usage and knowledge.

I put down the book feeling enriched and pretty chuffed with myself for reading textbook. 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. So much for dinner-table conversations!!!

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It makes me even more curious. Chapter 1, “The Great Automatic Grammatizator,” concerns one of the most contentious issues in psycholinguistics: Socio-historical linguistics Language and mind Language and the media. Her main areas of interest include: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

An Introduction to Psycholinguistics by Jean Articuoate. All in all, this book is a helpful and informative general introduction to psycholinguistics, presupposing no prior knowledge of the subject. Published June 26th aitchkson Routledge first published This is a really good introduction to psycholinguistics–language acquisition, speech production, comprehension.


The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

It felt like reading a popular science novel. My library Help Advanced Book Search. There is a substantial and useful “further reading” section at the back of the book and an equally useful list of sources. I love this book so much, it got me so far with the brain not just with articulation, aitchisin with the way it thinks.

To top it off, the information in the book is presented clearly and is easy to follow, easy to become engaged with. 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 mentions that these differences might be explained by “variations that probably reflect different hormonal influences on developing brains” p. This is a talent not to be scoffed at, for the book certainly drives home what a strange, quirky, complex, and frequently illogical or counterintuitive thing language learning is, and how difficult it is to capture aspects of it mxmmal succinct and accurate sentences.

Hisham rated it did not like it Aug 26, In other words, language is ‘natural’ behavior–but it still has to be carefully ‘nurtured’ in order to reach its full potential. Feb 02, Rachael Johnson rated it it was amazing.

Aitchison presents the positions of both camps, as well as what Chomsky has said about the matter. The case of the missing fingerprint.

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

Jan 08, Rima Muryantina rated it it was amazing. She rightly points out that the field of psycholinguistics “is in many ways like the proverbial hydra–a monster with an endless number of heads: Aitchison also points out that innate to Chomsky does not mean “ready-made for use” but rather “genetically programmed” p.


Chris Tang rated it it was amazing Dec 03, 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. I have often kept track of it and really wanted to fork out for my own up to date copy.

Batencila Jhokclaire rated it liked it Jul 12, For more on Steven Pinker and his work, see: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Katie rated it really liked it Mar 14, Psychologists use the traditional scientific method, that is, they test hypotheses by means of carefully controlled experiments. A time to speak: Nov 03, Sowmya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. Aitichison differentiates between the psychological and linguistic approaches to psycholinguistics by their methodology.

Aitchison reviews the most recent thinking on the evolutionary changes that allowed man the physiognomy to form a language, how language probably Return to Table of Contents. Obviously it isn’t a swift read but would leave you an insightful person. Contents Animals that try to talk.

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Chapter 8, “Celestial Unintelligibility,” is an explanation, using aitcyison 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. A pleasurable and elementary primer on etymology.

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