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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University of Chicago Press. Aitchisoj Preview See a Problem? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Trivia About The Articulate Ma 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.

Return to Table of Contents. It makes me even more curious. I would recommend this to people interested in having children, as it provides excellent insight into mental development in babies.

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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. 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.


She intends to cover all of this by “considering four types of evidence: Chapter 1, “The Great Automatic Grammatizator,” concerns one of the most contentious issues in psycholinguistics: Caroline Aubry rated it really liked it Nov 30, A very brilliant introduction to psycholinguistics.

A must read for every psychology enthusiast. No trivia or quizzes yet. The third subject jfan is the question of how speech is comprehended and produced. 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 mammzl capture aspects of it in succinct and accurate sentences.

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

Chapter 10, “The White Elephant Problem,” describes “attempts by psycholinguists in the s and s to test whether a transformational grammar was used in the comprehension and production of speech” p.

The second area covered in the book concerns the precise relationship between language usage and knowledge. In contrast to most introductory books on psycholinguistics written by psychologists, Aitchison states that her book is “an attempt to provide an introduction to the subject from the linguist’s point of view–although inevitably and rightly, it includes accounts of work done by psychologists” p.

Keith Jones rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Aitichison differentiates between the psychological and linguistic approaches to psycholinguistics by their methodology.

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Paperbackaltchison. To top it off, the information in the book is presented clearly and is easy to follow, easy to become engaged with. The Cheshire Cats grin.


An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. 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 This is a really good introduction to psycholinguistics–language acquisition, speech production, comprehension.

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.

The white elephant problem. Fiona rated it really liked it Apr 05, An Introduction to Psycholinguistics by Jean Aitchison. 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 articculate syntax are planned and assembled.

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