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Author Altmann, Gerry T. M

Title The ascent of Babel : an exploration of language, mind, and understanding / Gerry T.M. Altmann ; illustrations by Andrea Enzinger
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages) : illustrations
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
Summary 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
Analysis Psycholinguistics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-252) and index
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Subject Psycholinguistics.
Psycholinguistics
psycholinguistics.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Psycholinguistics.
Psycholinguistics
Kognitive Entwicklung
Psycholinguistik
Sprache
Spracherwerb
Sprachtheorie
Kognitionswissenschaft
Sprachursprung
Taal.
Denken.
Begrip.
Cognition et langage.
Psycholinguistique.
17.30 psycholinguistics: general.
Psycholinguistics.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 97010427
ISBN 0585138494
9780585138497
9780198523772
0198523777
9780191689017
0191689017