Communication, Language, and Meaning: Psychological Perspectives

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THE AUTHORS
STUART A. ALTMANN is Professor of Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago, where he studies animal behavior with a special interest in primate communication.
ROBERT FREED BALES is Professor of Social Psychology at Harvard, where he received his Ph.D. in sociology in 1945. He is well known for his studies of interactions between members of small task-oriented groups.
URSULA BELLUGI is a researcher in psycholinguistics at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
THOMAS G. BEVER is Professor of Psychology and Linguistics at Columbia. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research investigates the psychological foundations of linguistic communication, with special interest in child language.
ROGER BROWN is Professor of Social Psychology at Harvard. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1952. He has written broadly in social psychology, but with a central interest in language and linguistic development.
JEANNE CHALL is Professor of Education at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. She received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1952. Her reviews of research on learning to read have been widely influential.
EDWARD E. JR. DAVID served as Science Advisor to President Nixon from 1970 to 1973. He received his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950 in electrical engineering, and worked on acoustic aspects of speech and hearing at the Bell Telephone Laboratories.
JOSHUA A. FISHMAN is Distinguished University Research Professor in the Social Sciences at Yeshiva University. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1953. He is the author of numerous articles and books on the sociological aspects of language.
NORMAN GESCHWIND is the James Jackson Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School, where he received his M.D. in 1951. His research explores the anatomical bases

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • The Authors v
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xiii
  • 1: Psychology and Communication 3
  • 2: Psychology and the Theory of Language 13
  • 3: The Realm of Syntax 23
  • 4: The Realm of Meaning 36
  • 5: Biological Aspects of Language 49
  • 6: The Brain and Language 61
  • 7: Speech Development and Bird Song: Are There Any Parallels? 73
  • 8: Primate Communication 84
  • 9: Teaching Apes to Communicate 95
  • 10: The Development of Language in Children 107
  • 11 - Learning to Read 117
  • 12: The Speech Code 128
  • 13: Artificial Speech 141
  • 14: Language and Perception 149
  • 15: Language and Memory 159
  • 16: Language and Thought 172
  • 17: Language and Probability 185
  • 18: Communication and Computers 196
  • 19: Communication in Small Groups 208
  • 20: Mass Communication 219
  • 21: Nonverbal Communication 231
  • 22: Persuasion 242
  • 23: Language and Psychopathology 256
  • 24: The Sociology of Language 268
  • 25: Translation and Bilingualism 280
  • Suggestions for Further Reading 291
  • Index 299
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