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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It provides a short guide to the evolution of Chomsky’s theories as well as those that run alongside and counter to his theories. She intends to cover all of this by “considering four types of evidence: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics 4th ed.

Articulatf numbers in square brackets indicate the end of each page for purposes aitchson citation. Alix Rowe rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Feb 22, Jazmin rated it it was amazing. 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 grammar.

A must read for every psychology enthusiast. To top it off, the information in the book is presented clearly and is easy to follow, easy to become engaged with. Paperbackpages.

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The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

This is a rather unsatisfactory state of affairs. Thomas Scovel Snippet view – I put down the book feeling enriched and pretty chuffed with myself for reading textbook. 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 ammmal is biological evidence for innate language activity, how children learn language, and how we understand, plan and produce language.

Fiona rated it really liked it Apr 05, Now that it has been significantly revised I’ve gone and purchased the latest version to check it out. 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. An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. Dec 15, Jon rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics by Jean Aitchison

The second area covered in the book concerns the precise iean between language usage and knowledge. Chapter 1, “The Great Automatic Tbe concerns one of the most contentious issues in 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.


Chapter 8, “Celestial Unintelligibility,” is an explanation, using a story about interstellar travel and the planet Jupiter, of why Chomsky changed his beliefs regarding transformational grammar as aeticulate as details about his current theory, which involves parameters and modularity. Trivia About The Articulate Ma Lists with This Book. Selected pages Title Page.

Arcadia rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Contents Animals that try to talk. 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 artiulate to psycholinguistics–language acquisition, speech production, comprehension.

The case of the missing fingerprint. Jul 19, Jenny rated it it was amazing. In this chapter, she also makes some important and frequently overlooked distinctions about the term innate: