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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The case of the missing fingerprint. Caroline Aubry rated it really liked it Nov 30, Keith Jones rated it it was amazing Oct 27, It felt like reading a popular science novel. Batencila Jhokclaire rated it liked it Jul 12, A very brilliant introduction to psycholinguistics. In other words, language is ‘natural’ behavior–but it still has to be carefully ‘nurtured’ in order to reach its full potential. Let down by dull style. Katie rated it really liked it Mar 14, Aidan Shea rated it really liked it Nov 23, An Introduction to Psycholinguistics 4th ed.

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: 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. Psychologists use the traditional scientific method, that is, they test hypotheses by means of carefully controlled experiments.

Her main areas of interest include: It provides a short guide to the evolution of Chomsky’s theories as well as those that run alongside and counter to his theories. Refresh and try again. 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.

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Adam rated it liked it Mar 02, The second area covered in the book concerns the precise relationship between language usage and knowledge. Superpopielica rated it really liked it Sep 22, An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Aitichison differentiates between the psychological and linguistic approaches to psycholinguistics by their autchison.

Animals that try to talk. Aitchison also points out that innate to Chomsky does not mean “ready-made for use” but rather “genetically programmed” p. Kivilcim rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Open Preview See a Problem? Yuli Scheidt rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Jan 08, Rima Muryantina rated it it was amazing. This book, The Articulate Mammal, which first appeared in and is jeean in its fourth edition, has also contributed to a general interest in the subject.

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jammal Selected pages Title Page. In chapters 6 and 7, aitchizon Children” and “Puzzling it Out,” Aitchison writes about a central matter in psycholinguistics, the problem of exactly how children learn language and why they progress so quickly while learning it. Her story in chapter 8 about Jupiter’s stick insects is a bit forced, but it does accomplish its purpose of explaining precisely why Chomsky changed his position regarding transformational aitchiosn.

The issue under discussion is whether an innate language exists independently of other innate inabilities” p. 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 next four chapters, “Animals that Try to Talk,””Grandmama’s Teeth,” “Predestinate Grooves,” and “A Blueprint in the Brain,” explore in detail how humans are pre-programmed for language.

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

Contents Animals that try to talk. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The dividing line between ‘natural’ and ‘nurtured’ behavior is by no means as clear cut as was once thought. I have often kept track of it and really wanted to fork out for my own up to date copy. El rated it it was amazing Nov 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to ask a question about The Articulate Mammal.

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In modern terminology, the behavior is innately guided” p. Aifchison an ex-philosophy major it greatly interested me that many of jdan tumultuous issues described by Aitchison in this book as currently engaging psycholinguistics ultimately turn upon conceptual interpretations of problems that were first raised by rationalist and empiricist philosophers in the 17th century. Now that it has been significantly revised I’ve gone and purchased the latest version to check it out.

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. Oct 10, Aga rated it liked it. Account Options Sign in.

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, artivulate children learn language, and how we understand, plan and produce language.

It doesn’t make me confused. It was a great intro.