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5.0 out of 5 stars An enlightening book on language in the brain.
This fascinating book discusses the nature of the human word-store or "mental lexicon" and considers how words are stored in the mind and how we retrieve them from this store when we need them.
Jean Aitchison's extensively revised Fourth Edition(2012) of 'Words In The Mind', with a new chapter on the brain, is an enlightening and accessible read which should be of...
Published on 4 May 2012 by Moontrane

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very wordy for a book about words, not as punchy or rigorous as I was expecting but perhaps if you are prepared to go round the houses a bit a good understanding of a complex area might result
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3.0 out of 5 stars given it a rest..., 16 Jun 2013
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very wordy for a book about words, not as punchy or rigorous as I was expecting but perhaps if you are prepared to go round the houses a bit a good understanding of a complex area might result
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5.0 out of 5 stars An enlightening book on language in the brain., 4 May 2012
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This review is from: Words in the Mind: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon (Paperback)
This fascinating book discusses the nature of the human word-store or "mental lexicon" and considers how words are stored in the mind and how we retrieve them from this store when we need them.
Jean Aitchison's extensively revised Fourth Edition(2012) of 'Words In The Mind', with a new chapter on the brain, is an enlightening and accessible read which should be of interest to the general reader as well as students of linguistics and psychology.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A book to read in order to expand one's idea ..., 5 Oct 2014
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A book to read in order to expand one's idea about words in mind. It can be used as a supplementary reading for students learning lexicology, psycholinguistics
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