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Words in the Mind : an Introduction to the Mental Lexicon

Author: Jean Aitchison
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Featuring new coverage of the brain and language, and lexical corpora, the 4th edition of Words in the Mind offers readers the latest thinking about the ways in which we learn words, remember them, understand them, and find the ones we want to use. Explores the latest insights into the complex relationship between language, words, and the human mind, creating a rich and revealing resource for students and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Aitchison, Jean.
Words in the Mind : An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Aitchison
ISBN: 9781118170953 1118170954 9781118170960 1118170962
OCLC Number: 772844602
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 335 pages)
Contents: Words in the Mind: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Symbols; Part I: Aims and Evidence; 1 Welcome to Dictionopolis!; 2 Links in the Chain; 3 Programming Dumbella; 4 Brainy Matters; Part II: Basic Ingredients; 5 Slippery Customers; 6 Bad Birds and Better Birds; 7 Whispering Chambers of the Imagination; 8 The Primordial Atomic Globule Hunt; 9 Word-webs; 10 Close Companions; 11 Lexical All-sorts; 12 Verb Power; 13 Bits of Words; 14 Taking Care of the Sounds; Part III: Newcomers; 15 Multiple Meanings; 16 Interpreting Ice-cream Cones. 17 Globbering Mattresses; 18 What is a Bongaloo, Daddy?; 19 Aggergog Miggers, Wips and Gucks; Part IV: The Overall Picture; 20 Seeking and Finding; 21 Organized Guesswork; 22 Odd Arrangements and Funny Solutions; 23 Last Word; Notes; References; Index.
Responsibility: Jean Aitchison.

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Featuring new coverage of the brain and language, and lexical corpora, the 4th edition of Words in the Mind offers readers the latest thinking about the ways in which we learn words, remember them, understand them, and find the ones we want to use. Explores the latest insights into the complex relationship between language, words, and the human mind, creating a rich and revealing resource for students and non-specialists alike Addresses the structure and content of the human word-store - the 'mental lexicon' - with particular reference to the spoken language of native English speakers. Features a wealth of new material, including an all-new chapter focusing exclusively on the brain and language, and enhanced coverage of lexical corpora - computerized databases - and on lexical change of meaning. Incorporates numerous updates throughout, including expansion of many notes and suggestions for further reading. Comprises state-of-the-art research, yet remains accessible and student-friendly.

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