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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Lists with This Book. El rated it it was amazing Nov 20, As one researcher expressed it: Feb 02, Rachael Johnson rated it it was amazing. Yuli Scheidt rated it it was amazing Dec 08, 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.

An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. Other editions – View all The Articulate Mammal: 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. Oct 10, Aga rated it liked it. Books by Jean Aitchison.


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The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

Fascinating textbook on speech understanding and development. 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.

It makes me even more curious. There is a substantial and useful “further reading” section at the back of the book and an equally useful list of sources. Psychologists use the traditional scientific method, that is, they test hypotheses by means of carefully controlled experiments. Arcadia rated it it was amazing Feb 01, It is so accessible and doesn’t feel like a text at all. 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.

The white elephant problem. Want to Read saving…. I would recommend this to people interested in having children, as it provides excellent insight into mental development in babies. Aitchison reviews the most recent thinking on the evolutionary changes that allowed man the physiognomy to form a language, how language probably Jan 08, Rima Muryantina rated it it was amazing. For more on Steven Pinker and his work, see: Now that it has been significantly revised I’ve gone and purchased the latest version to check it out.


Thomas Scovel Snippet view – 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 in succinct and accurate sentences. Contents Animals that try to talk. It felt like reading a popular science novel.

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

Refresh and try again. So much for dinner-table conversations!!! In modern terminology, the behavior is innately guided” p. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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.