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Language Instinct

Steven Pinker


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Publisher Description

How do babies learn to speak? Why are there so many languages? Do we think in our mother tongue? Who decides what's correct English? How did language evolve? In this landmark book, Pinker explains the mysteries of language within a coherent theory- that language is an adaptation for communication. 'Dazzling . . . Pinker's big idea is that language is as innate to us as flying is to geese . . . Words can hardly do justice to the superlative range and liveliness of Pinker's investigations.'Independent 'Reading Steven Pinker's book is one of the biggest favours I've ever done my brain . . . exhilaratingly brilliant.'Richard Dawkins 'An extremely valuable book.'Noam Chomsky 'Brilliant.' Observer

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Author Biography

Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind. His popular and highly praised books include Words and Rules, How the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct. The recipient of several major awards for his teaching and scientific research, Pinker is Peter de Florez professor of psychology in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Product Details

Year
2015
ISBN-10
014198077X
ISBN-13
9780141980775
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Author
Steven Pinker
Pages
528
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Subtitle
How the Mind Creates Language
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publication Date
2015-04-02
Short Title
The Language Instinct
Audience
General/Trade