The Phonological Mind (BOK)

Iris Berent

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Humans instinctively form words by weaving patterns of meaningless speech elements. Moreover, we do so in specific, regular ways. We contrast dogs and gods, favour blogs to lbogs. We begin forming sound-patterns at birth and, like songbirds, we do so spontaneously, even in the absence of an adult model. We even impose these phonological patterns on invented cultural technologies such as reading and writing. But why are humans compelled to generate phonological patterns? And why do different phonological systems - signed and spoken - share aspects of their design? Drawing on findings from a broad range of disciplines including linguistics, experimental psychology, neuroscience and comparative animal studies, Iris Berent explores these questions and proposes a new hypothesis about the architecture of the phonological mind.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Iris Berent
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521149709
Antall sider 374 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 590 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cognition & cognitive psychology, Phonetics, phonology, Child & developmental psychology, Neurosciences

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