"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.
In this groundbreaking book, two leading authorities in the field review what we really know about how and when the brain learns, and consider the implications of this knowledge for educational policy and practice. Pioneering book in emerging field from two leading authorities. Reviews in an accessible style what we know about how and when the brain learns. Draws out the implications of this knowledge for educational policy and practice. Covers studies on learning during the whole of development, including adulthood. Looks at what we can learn from brain research about children with learning difficulties, and how this can inform remedial education.
The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition presents an integrated discussion of key, and sometimes controversial, issues in second language acquisition research. Discusses the biological and cognitive underpinnings of SLA, mechanisms, processes, and constraints on SLA, the level of ultimate attainment, research methods, and the status of SLA as a cognitive science. Includes contributions from twenty-seven of the world's leading scholars. Provides an invaluable resource for all students and scholars of human cognition, including those in linguistics, psychology, applied linguistics, ESL, foreign languages, and cognitive science.
This extensively revised second edition offers a comprehensive introduction to Hollywood cinema, providing a fascinating account of the cultural and aesthetic significance of the world's most powerful film industry.
"The Pocket guide to Fungal Infection" presents, in a convenient and practical format, the major features of fungal infections in humans, providing visual information for each pathogen and the infections they causes. The second edtiotion has been extensively revised. In each chapter the clinical manifestations and management sections have been revised and updated to include recently developed antifungal drugs.
Featuring 37 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available. Features 37 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholars. Includes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.