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Jean Aitchison is a Professor of Language and Communication in the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.

In 1987, she identified three stages that occur during a child's acquisition of vocabulary: labelling, packaging and network building.

  1. Labelling: First stage and involves making the link between the sounds of particular words and the objects to which they refer, e.g., understanding that “mummy” refers to the child’s mother.
  2. Packaging: Entails understanding a word’s range of meaning.
  3. Network Building: Involves grasping the connections between words: understanding that some words are opposite in meaning. E.g., understanding the relationship between hypernyms and hyponyms.
Her main areas of interest include:

  • Socio-historical linguistics
  • Language and mind
  • Language and the media
Her main published books include:

  • New Media Language (edited with Diana M. Lewis). London and New York: Routledge.
  • Words in the Mind: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon. 3rd edition (1st edition 1987). Oxford and New York: Basil Blackwell, 2003.
  • Language Change: Progress or Decay? 3rd edition (1st edition 1981). Cambridge, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. 4th edition (1st edition 1976). London and New York: Routledge, 1998.
  • The language Web: The Power and Problem of Words. 1996 BBC Reith lectures. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
  • The Seeds of Speech: Language Origin and Evolution. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1996. (Also, with new extended introduction, in C.U.P. Canto series, 2000.)
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Total Books: 60
Language Change Progress or Decay
2013 - Language Change Progress or Decay [Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781107678927
ISBN-10: 1107678927
Genre: Reference
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Words in the Mind An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon
2012 - Words in the Mind an Introduction to the Mental Lexicon (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780470656471
ISBN-10: 0470656476
Genre: Reference
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Complete Series Bundle RC The Articulate Mammal An Introduction to Psycholinguistics
2011 - Complete Series Bundle Rc the Articulate Mammal an Introduction to Psycholinguistics [Routledge Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415610186
ISBN-10: 0415610184
Genre: Reference
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Understand Linguistics A Teach Yourself Guide
2010 - Understand Linguistics a Teach Yourself Guide [Teach Yourself: Reference] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780071747561
ISBN-10: 0071747567
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Reference, Nonfiction
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The Articulate Mammal An Introduction to Psycholinguistics
The Word Weavers Newshounds and Wordsmiths
2007 - The Word Weavers Newshounds and Wordsmiths (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521540070
ISBN-10: 0521540070
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Teach Yourself Linguistics
2004 - Teach Yourself Linguistics (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780071429825
ISBN-10: 0071429824
Genre: Reference
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Linguistics
2003 - Linguistics [Teach Yourself Languages] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780340870839
ISBN-10: 0340870834
Genre: Reference
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A Glossary of Language and Mind
2003 - A Glossary of Language and Mind (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195220070
ISBN-10: 0195220072
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Thesaurus Construction and Use A Practical Manual
2002 - Thesaurus Construction and Use a Practical Manual (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781579582739
ISBN-10: 1579582737
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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Thesaurus Construction and Use An Aslib title now published by Europa A Practical Manual
The Seeds of Speech  Language Origin and Evolution
2000 - The Seeds of Speech Language Origin and Evolution [Canto] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521785716
ISBN-10: 0521785715
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Language Web  The Power and Problem of Words - The 1996 BBC Reith Lectures
1997 - The Language Web the Power and Problem of Words - the 1996 Bbc Reith Lectures [Reith Lectures, 1996.] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521573856
ISBN-10: 0521573858
Genres: Reference, Substores
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The Atlas of Languages
1997 - The Atlas of Languages (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780747532316
ISBN-10: 0747532311
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Language Web The Power and Problem of Words  The 1996 BBC Reith Lectures
1997 - The Language Web the Power and Problem of Words the 1996 Bbc Reith Lectures [Reith Lectures, 1996.] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521574754
ISBN-10: 0521574757
Genre: Reference
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The Seeds of Speech Language Origin and Evolution
1996 - The Seeds of Speech Language Origin and Evolution [Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521467933
ISBN-10: 0521467934
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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Introducing Language and Mind
1992 - Introducing Language and Mind [Penguin English Linguistics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140810202
ISBN-10: 014081020X
Genre: Reference
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The Articulate Mammal Introduction to Psycholinguistics
1983 - The Articulate Mammal Introduction to Psycholinguistics [University Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780091509217
ISBN-10: 0091509211
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1976 - Articulate Mammal [University Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
General Linguistics
1973 - General Linguistics [Teach Yourself] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340124673
ISBN-10: 0340124679
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Language Joyriding An Inaugural Lecture Delivered Before the University of Oxford on 16 November 1993
Language Joyriding an Inaugural Lecture Delivered Before the University of Oxford on 16 November 1993 [Inaugural Lectures University of Oxford] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199522644
ISBN-10: 0199522642
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Thesaurus Construction A Practical Manual
Thesaurus Construction a Practical Manual (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780851420424
ISBN-10: 0851420427
Genre: Reference
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Warter Im Kopf Eine Einfa1/4hrung in Das Mentale Lexikon [Konzepte Der Sprach- Und Literaturwissenschaft] (Hardcover)