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by George A. Miller

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This manuscript was begun in the summer of 1946, when the author first tried to select a text for an undergraduate course entitled The Psychology of Speech and Communication. No text could be found. These various approaches are discussed in terms that make sense to a modern psychologist.

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George Armitage Miller (February 3, 1920 – July 22, 2012) was an American psychologist who was one of the founders of the cognitive psychology, and more broadly, of cognitive science. He also contributed to the birth of psycholinguistics.

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George A. Miller, American psychologist who was one of the founders of cognitive . Miller received a . Miller, American psychologist who was one of the founders of cognitive psychology and of cognitive neuroscience (see cognitive science). He also made significant contributions to psycholinguistics and the study of human communication. in history and speech (1940) and an . in speech (1941) from the University of Alabama and an . 1946) in psychology from Harvard University.

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Linguistic Theory and Psychological Reality. An investigation of speech as a form of behavior, examined in the manner of the exact sciences by the direct application of statistical principles to the objective speech-phenomena. Morris Halle, Joan Bresnan, and George A. Miller 1978.

by Miller, George A. Published 1981 by W. H. Freeman in San Francisco. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Written decades before the the "Very Short Introduction" series, George Miller's thin book introduces the essentials of the cognitive approach to language. Rereading it two decades after buying it at my college bookstore, I find most of it still relevant. I've recommended it to my high school junior daughter who is interested in linguistics.

Miller chooses the biological basis of human language as the book's major organizing theme. He begins by describing the characteristics of language unique to human beings and contrasting human language with the almost-language communications between birds, chimpanzees, and other animals. Miller speculates about the role emerging language ability may have played in human evolution. Human abilities in attention and information processing are described and related to the understanding and production of speech.

The focus then changes to an examination of language itself. The basics of vocabulary and syntax are explored along with the fundamentals of information theory and formally-defined artificial languages. The discussion then returns to human language experience with an overview of how language ability develops, the social roles it plays in human relations, and the intimate connection between language and our ability to reason.

The book's primary narrative is enhanced by numerous "call-out" boxes with interesting information that explores specific features of language. These elaborations include discussions of Fourier analysis of speech sound waves, network analysis of sentence structure, and identification of one hundred universal concepts found in all human languages.

Miller's book has aged, but should be considered a classic in cognitive psychology. It is a good introduction to the cognitive perspective on language, if supplemented by a more current source like Stephen Anderson's Languages: A Very Short Introduction.
Great review of the subject.
Language and Speech download epub
Foreign Language Study & Reference
Author: George A. Miller
ISBN: 0716712989
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Foreign Language Study & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd (August 1981)
Pages: 150 pages