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The ascent of Babel : an exploration of language, mind, and understanding

Author: Gerry T M Altmann
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Altmann describes - in terms accessible to the non-specialist reader - the ways in which the mind produces and understands language, and the state-of-the-art of our understanding of the mental processes which underlie our use of language.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Altmann, Gerry T.M.
Ascent of Babel.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605402702
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerry T M Altmann
ISBN: 0198523785 9780198523789
OCLC Number: 36629968
Description: xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Looking towards Babel: introducing the mysteries of psycholinguistics --
Babies, birth, and language: what babies learn about language, even before they are born --
Chinchillas do it too: learning to discriminate between different sounds --
Words, and what we learn to do with them: learning about words, and how to combine them --
Organizing the dictionary: phonemes, syllables, and other ways of looking up words --
Words, and how we (eventually) find them: accessing the mental representations of words --
Time flies like an arrow: understanding sentences I, coping with ambiguity --
Who did what, and to whom?: understanding sentences II, identifying who is being talked about, what they are doing, and who they are doing it to --
On the meaning of meaning: the concepts associated with 'understanding' and 'meaning' --
Exercising the vocal organs: how we produce words and sentences --
The written word: writing systems, reading, eye movements, and Socrates --
When it all goes wrong: disorders of language --
Wiring-up a brain: artificial brains and language learning --
The descent from Babel: not all languages were created equal.
Responsibility: Gerry T.M. Altmann ; illustrations by Andrea Enzinger.
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