Aitchison, Jean 1938-
Most widely held works by Jean Aitchison
The articulate mammal : an introduction to psycholinguistics by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
30 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 1,566 libraries worldwide
Language change : progress or decay by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
This lucid and up-to-date overview of language change, considering both changes that occurred long ago and those currently in progress. This substantially revised third edition includes two new chapters on change of meaning and grammaticalization. New sections have also been added as well as over150 new references.
The seeds of speech : language origin and evolution by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,062 libraries worldwide
Human language is a weird communication system: it has more in common with birdsong than with the calls of other primates. In this clear and non-technical overview, Jean Aitchison explores why it evolved and how it developed. She likens the search to a vast prehistoric jigsaw puzzle, in which numerous fragments of evidence must be assembled, some external to language, such as evolution theory and animal communication; others internal, including child language, pidgins and creoles, and language change.
Words in the mind : an introduction to the mental lexicon by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 783 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.
Linguistics by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 575 libraries worldwide
New media language ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Investigating how changes to the world's media have affected, and been affected by, language this book explores a wide range of topics looking at the important and wide-ranging implications of these changes on the world - and our world-view.
A glossary of language and mind by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 393 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.
The language web : the power and problem of words by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
The word weavers : newshounds and wordsmiths by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
"Modern journalism is often the subject of criticism and opposition. Written by one of the foremost authorities on language and the media today, this book suggests that this view is unfair, and that journalists are in fact skilled 'word-weavers' whose output is cleverly worked into planned patterns. Drawing on a range of authentic news articles, it traces the development of journalism from its origins to the present day. Aitchison shows how contemporary news writers have inherited an age-old oral tradition, which over the centuries was incorporated into public notices, ballads and storybooks - eventually providing the basis of the journalism we see today. She argues that, while journalists have very different aims from literary writers, their work can in no way be regarded as inferior. Entertainingly written, The Word Weavers provides an insight into journalistic writing, and will be enjoyed by anybody wanting to know more about media language."--BOOK JACKET.
Thesaurus construction and use : a practical manual by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Linguistics : an introduction by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
The articulate mammal : an introduction to psycholinquistics by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Wörter im Kopf : eine Einführung in das mentale Lexikon by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in German and English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Language joyriding : an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 16 November 1993 by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Bibliographie des vocabulaires, thésaurus, vedettes-matières et systèmes de classification mono et multilingues dans le domaine des sciences sociales ( Book )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in French and held by 46 libraries worldwide
General linguistics by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
2 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
English past and present : papers read at the First National Conference of History of English, Bari-Naples, 26-29 April 1988 by National Conference of History of English ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
De sprekende aap by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Overzicht van de oorsprong en ontwikkeling van de menselijke taal.
Thesaurus construction : a practical manual by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
El mamífero articulado : introducción a la psicolinguística by Jean Aitchison ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Children--Language Communication Conference proceedings Dictionaries English language Handbooks, manuals, etc. Historical linguistics History Indexing Journalism and literature Journalism--Technique Language acquisition Language and culture Language and languages Language and languages--Origin Language and languages--Variation Lexicology Lexicology--Psychological aspects Linguistic analysis (Linguistics) Linguistic change Linguistics Mass media Mass media--Semiotics Neurolinguistics Psycholinguistics Subject headings Subject headings--Education Subject headings--Science Subject headings--Social sciences Terminology Thesauri