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Title: The Articulate Mammal
Subtitle: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Written By: Jean Aitchison
Series Title: Routledge Classics

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A classic in its field for almost forty years, "The Articulate Mammal" is a
brilliant introduction to psycholinguistics. In lucid prose Jean Aitchison
introduces and demystifies a complex and controversial subject: What is
language and is it restricted to humans? How do children acquire language
so quickly? Is language innate or learned? She explains the pioneering work
of Noam Chomsky; how children become acclimatized to speech rhythms before
birth; the acquisition of verbs; construction and cognitive grammar; and
aphasia and dementia. She also considers new topics such as language and
evolution and the possibility of a "language gene", bringing the field
right up to date.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780203828243
Pages: 284
Prices: U.K. £ 14.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415610186
Pages: 284
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780203828243
Pages: 284
Prices: U.S. $ 26.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415610186
Pages: 284
Prices: U.S. $ 26.95