Words in the mind : an introduction to the mental lexicon / Jean Aitchison.

By: Aitchison, Jean, 1938-
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003; Dhaka Bangladesh Photostat 2005Edition: 3rd edDescription: xii, 314 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0631232435 (alk. paper); 0631232443 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Lexicology -- Psychological aspects | PsycholinguisticsDDC classification: 401.9 LOC classification: P326.5.P75 | A38 2003Online resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents Preface. -- Acknowledgements. -- Abbreviations and Symbols. -- Part I: Aims and Evidence: -- 1. Welcome to Dictionopolis! -- The human word-store. -- 2. Links in the Chain. -- Assessing the evidence. -- 3. Programming Dumbella. -- Modelling the mental lexicon. -- Part II: Basic Ingredients: -- 4. Slippery Customers. -- Attempts to pin down the meaning of words. -- 5. Bad Birds and Better Birds. -- Prototype theories. -- 6. Whispering Chambers of the Imagination. -- Mental models. -- 7. The Primordial Atomic Globule Hunt. -- The search for semantic primitives. -- 8. Word-webs. -- Semantic networks. -- 9. Lexical All-sorts. -- Parts of speech. -- 10. Verb Power. -- The role of verbs. -- 11. Bits of Words. -- The internal architecture of words. -- 12. Taking Care of the Sounds. -- Dealing with the sound patterns. -- Part III: Newcomers: -- 13. Drifting Words. -- Layering and meaning change. -- 14. Interpreting Ice-cream Cones. -- Extending old words. -- 15. Globbering Mattresses. -- Creating new words. -- 16. What is a Bongaloo, Daddy? -- How children learn the meaning of words. -- 17. Aggergog Miggers, Wips and Gucks. -- How children cope with the sound structure of words. -- Part IV: The Overall Picture: -- 18. Seeking and Finding. -- Selecting words. -- 19. Organized Guesswork. -- Recognizing words. -- 20. Odd Arrangements and Funny Solutions. -- The organization of the mental lexicon. -- 21. Last Word. -- Final comments and future questions. -- Notes. -- References. -- Index.
Summary: Summary: This text deals with words, and how humans learn them, remember them, understand them, and find the ones they want. It discusses the structure and content of the human word-store or mental lexicon with particular reference to the spoken language of native English speakers.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [278]-306) and index.

Table of contents Preface. --
Acknowledgements. --
Abbreviations and Symbols. --
Part I: Aims and Evidence: --
1. Welcome to Dictionopolis! --
The human word-store. --
2. Links in the Chain. --
Assessing the evidence. --
3. Programming Dumbella. --
Modelling the mental lexicon. --
Part II: Basic Ingredients: --
4. Slippery Customers. --
Attempts to pin down the meaning of words. --
5. Bad Birds and Better Birds. --
Prototype theories. --
6. Whispering Chambers of the Imagination. --
Mental models. --
7. The Primordial Atomic Globule Hunt. --
The search for semantic primitives. --
8. Word-webs. --
Semantic networks. --
9. Lexical All-sorts. --
Parts of speech. --
10. Verb Power. --
The role of verbs. --
11. Bits of Words. --
The internal architecture of words. --
12. Taking Care of the Sounds. --
Dealing with the sound patterns. --
Part III: Newcomers: --
13. Drifting Words. --
Layering and meaning change. --
14. Interpreting Ice-cream Cones. --
Extending old words. --
15. Globbering Mattresses. --
Creating new words. --
16. What is a Bongaloo, Daddy? --
How children learn the meaning of words. --
17. Aggergog Miggers, Wips and Gucks. --
How children cope with the sound structure of words. --
Part IV: The Overall Picture: --
18. Seeking and Finding. --
Selecting words. --
19. Organized Guesswork. --
Recognizing words. --
20. Odd Arrangements and Funny Solutions. --
The organization of the mental lexicon. --
21. Last Word. --
Final comments and future questions. --
Notes. --
References. --
Index.

Summary:
This text deals with words, and how humans learn them, remember them, understand them, and find the ones they want. It discusses the structure and content of the human word-store or mental lexicon with particular reference to the spoken language of native English speakers.

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