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Language and the Mind : LANGUAGE WORKBOOKS - John Field

Language and the Mind


Paperback Published: 14th April 2005
ISBN: 9780415341868
Number Of Pages: 160

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Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study. Books in the series offer comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further investigation. Each Language Workbook guides the reader through the subject using 'hands-on' language analysis, equipping them with the basic analytical skills needed to handle a wide range of data. Written in a clear and simple style, with all technical concepts fully explained, Language Workbooks can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class.
Language and the Mind:

  • is an accessible introduction to the relationship between language and mental processes

  • covers core areas including language in the brain, language impairment, how language is acquired, how the mind stores vocabulary and how it deals with speaking, listening, reading and writing

  • draws on a variety of real-life material

  • employs a discovery approach that enables students to form conclusions for themselves

  • can be used to complement existing textbook material.

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'This book is a very useful text that introduces key concepts and findings in psycholinguistics. The text covers the core areas from biological aspects of language to language acquisition and language processing, and should encourage students to delve more deeply into all of these areas. I recommend it very highly.' - Professor Martin Pickering, University of Edinburgh, UK

Using this bookp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Key to IPA symbolsp. xi
Language and animalsp. 1
Language and the brainp. 8
Language and the grammar genep. 17
Language and the childp. 25
Language and disadvantagep. 33
Storing wordsp. 41
Finding wordsp. 49
The writing processp. 58
The speaking processp. 66
Language processingp. 73
The reading processp. 81
The listening processp. 92
Answers to exercisesp. 102
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ISBN: 9780415341868
ISBN-10: 0415341868
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 14th April 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1