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The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

By: Aitchison

Price: $17.20

Publisher: New Delhi, Routledge/Atlantic Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1202648

ISBN: 0415610184

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 304 View more info

The Seeds of Speech: Language Origin and Evolution

By: Jean Aitchison

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008653

ISBN: 0521785715

Condition: New


Human language is a weird communication system: it has more in common with birdsong than with the calls of other primates. In this wide-ranging and accessible overview, Jean Aitchison explores the origins of human language and how it has evolved. She likens the search to a vast pre-historic jigsaw puzzle, in which numerous fragments of evidence must be assembled. Such evidence is pieced together from a mixture of linguistic and non-linguistic sources like evolution theory, archaeology, psychology, and anthropology. She explains why language is so strange, outlines recent theories about its ori... View more info

Words in the Mind: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon

By: Jean Aitchison

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford, UK, Basil Blackwell: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009417

ISBN: 0631144420

Condition: Very Good


Printed Pages: 239. New copy. View more info

Language Change: Progress or Decay

By: Jean Aitchison

Price: $2.00

Publisher: London, UK, Fontana Paperbacks: 1987

Edition: Fourth Impression

Seller ID: 012458

ISBN: 0006861016

Condition: Good


Printed Pages: 266. Slightly rubbed cover. Pages have become slightly yellow. View more info

Language Change: Progress or Decay?

By: Jean Aitchison

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2001

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 012763

ISBN: 0521795354

Condition: New


This is a lucid and up-to-date overview of language change. It discusses where our evidence about language change comes from, how and why changes happen, and how languages begin and end. It considers both changes which occurred long ago, and those currently in progress. It does this within the framework of one central question - is language change a symptom of progress or decay? It concludes that language is neither progressing nor decaying, but that an understanding of the factors surrounding change is essential for anyone concerned about language alteration. For this substantially revised th... View more info