Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


Evolutionary Syntax

By Ljiljana Progovac

This book "outlines novel and testable hypotheses, contains extensive examples from many different languages" and is "presented in accessible language, with more technical discussion in footnotes."

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

By Zhiming Bao

This book "proposes a new theory of contact-induced grammatical restructuring" and "offers a new analytical approach to New English from a formal or structural perspective."

Book Information


Title: Words in the Mind
Subtitle: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon,Third Edition
Written By: Jean Aitchison

Words in the Mind 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.

- Discusses the structure and content of the human word-store, or 'mental lexicon'.
- Features a highly informative and accessible account of a central area of research.
- Incorporates new research on the mental lexicon.
- Written by a prominent researcher of the mental lexicon, language change, and the language of the media.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631232435
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 328
Prices: U.S. $ 69.95
U.K. £ 55.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631232443
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 328
Prices: U.S. $ 36.95
U.K. £ 17.99