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Mon Feb 13 2017

Books: Introducing Language and Cognition: Sharwood Smith

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Date: 07-Feb-2017
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Subject: Introducing Language and Cognition: Sharwood Smith
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Title: Introducing Language and Cognition
Subtitle: A Map of the Mind
Published: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Mike Sharwood Smith
Paperback: ISBN: 9781316606704 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781316606704 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 23.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781316606704 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 31.19

In this accessible introduction, Mike Sharwood Smith provides a working model or 'map' of the mind, with language as its centrepiece. Drawing on cutting-edge research across linguistics, psychology and neuroscience, it allows students to quickly grasp how each separate aspect of the mind's operations can be related. This 'big picture' view includes the way the mind makes, stores and loses memories of all kinds as well how its various 'expert systems' combine and collaborate to solve, typically beyond our conscious awareness, the myriad of tasks we are faced with every minute and millisecond of our existence. The book also focuses on language, that is, the mind of monolingual, bilingual and multilingual speakers. It will be of interest to all students wishing to learn more about the complex relationship between language - one of the most important ways in which we define ourselves as human - and the mind.

Part I. Mechanisms of the Mind:
1. The basic design
2. Perception
3. Motion
4. Meaning
5. Affect
6. Memory, processing and activation
7. Consciousness and attention
8. Developing knowledge and ability
Part II. Language(s) in the Mind:
9. Defining language
10. The core system
11. Language beyond the core
12. Two ways of knowing a language
13. Language and affect
14. Language development in the monolingual
15. Becoming multilingual.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------
Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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