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Aitchison, Jean 1925-

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Works: 36 works in 83 publications in 4 languages and 1,475 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Bibliography  Terminology  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Classifications: P37, 417.7
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Most widely held works by Jean Aitchison
Thesaurus construction: a practical manual by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A practical guide to the construction of thesauri for use in information retrieval, written by leading experts in the field
Unesco thesaurus : a structured list of descriptors for indexing and retrieving literature in the fields of education, science, social science, culture, and communication by Unesco ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the University of London Computer Centre presents the UNESCO Thesaurus, a controlled vocabulary developed by UNESCO. The thesaurus includes subject terms for such areas as education, science, culture, social and human sciences, information and communication, politics, law, and economics. The thesaurus also includes the names of countries and groupings of countries
Bibliography of mono- and multilingual vocabularies, thesauri subject headings, and classification schemes in the social sciences by Aslib ( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thesaurofacet: a thesaurus & faceted classification for engineering & related subjects by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A report on a test of the index of metallurgical literature of Western Reserve University by Aslib ( Book )
2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Words in the mind : an introduction to the mental lexicon by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book deals with words, and how humans learn them, remember them, understand them, and find the ones they want. In brief, 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. Since the first edition of this book was published, work on the lexicon has exploded. This is reflected in this new edition, which contains substantial additions. Two new chapters have been added, and others have been considerably expanded. No chapter remains unaltered, and over 300 new references have been added as notes and suggestions for further reading. The book remains accessible in style, easy to read for both undergraduates and non-specialists
Department of Health thesaurus of health and social care terms : the DH-data thesaurus by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language change progress or decay? by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why do people sometimes leave off the ends of words when they speak? Is it sloppiness, progress, or inevitable erosion? This book attempts to answer such questions by giving 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 and why languages begin and end. It considers not only changes which occurred many years ago, but also 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 causing change is essential for anyone involved with language alteration. For this substantially revised and enlarged second edition Jean Aitchison has included details of recent research on a number of key topics, and also discusses data from a wider variety of languages: but the work remains non-technical in style and accessible to the reader with no previous knowledge of linguistics. -- Publisher description
Linguistics by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to linguistics, this edition contains a chapter on language and style, discussing literature, advertising and newspapers. There are also sections on language origin, the role of verbs, language and power, and sign language
The seeds of speech : language origin and evolution by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
She explains why language is so strange, outlines recent theories about its origin, and discusses possible paths of evolution. Finally, she considers what holds all languages together, and prevents them from becoming unlearnably different from one another
The articulate mammal an introduction to psycholinguistics by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by the author.'An excellent and very welcome guide to psycholinguistics ... highly recommended.' The Washington Post A classic in its field for almost forty years, The Articulate Mammal is a brilliant introduction to psycholinguistics. In lucid prose Jean Aitchison introduces and demystifies a complex and controversial subject: What is language and is it restricted to humans? How do children acquire language so quickly? Is language innate or learned? She explains the pioneering work of Noam Chomsky; how children become acclimatized to speech
DH/DSS-Data thesaurus : the thesaurus of the Departments of Health and Social Security Library Services, London by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thesaurus international de la terminologie relative aux réfugiés by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language web : the power and problem of words by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language is like a vast spider's web. In this volume Jean Aitchison explores different facets of this web. She begins with the cobweb of false worries which surrounds language. She then discusses how language evolved in the human species, how children acquire it, and how educated English speakers remember 50,000 or more words. Finally, she argues that people are right to be concerned about language, though not in the ways traditionally assumed. This is the text of the 1996 BBC Reith lectures, slightly revised for publication, with illustrations and full references, and an Afterword which looks at the reception of the lectures
A glossary of language and mind by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This alphabetic guide to language and mind gives an up-to-date introduction to the key topics of speech comprehension, speech production and child language. Written by a well-known author in the field, the entries are concise and lucid, and provide an easy-to-read overview of an area of linguistics which lies at the core of the human ability to use language."--BOOK JACKET
Wörter im Kopf : eine Einführung in das mentale Lexikon by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Communication and information thesaurus by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bibliographie des vocabulaires, thésaurus, vedettes-matières et systèmes de classification mono et multilingues dans le domaine des sciences sociales by G. C Allen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cambridge approaches to linguistics ( )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Binns, Jean 1925-
Languages
English (59)
French (3)
Spanish (1)
German (1)
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