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The Language Instinct : The New Science of Language and Mind

Pinker, Steven

ISBN 10: 0140175296 / 0-14-017529-6
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Publication Date: 1995

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Steve Pinker discusses the idea that language is an instinct, as innate to us as flying is to geese. This book covers the biological origin, acquisition by children and the grammatical structure of human language.


 

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. Steven Pinker s The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind is a groundbreaking study of language s origins as an evolutionary adaptation. How do we know how to speak? In his landmark book Stephen Pinker shows how language is part of our genetic inheritance rather than a cultural creation. From the DNA that builds our brains to the pontification of newspaper columnists, Pinker destroys the myths about language - that children learn to talk by copying their parents, that grammatical standards are in decline, that English defies logic - revealing the innate human instinct to communicate that we are all born with. Reading Steven Pinker s book is one of the biggest favours I ve ever done my brain .highly accessible to the general reader yet at the same time seminal for professionals .exhilaratingly brilliant . (Richard Dawkins). An extremely valuable book, very informative, and very well written . (Noam Chomsky). Brilliant.Pinker describes every aspect of language, from the resolution of ambiguity to the way speech evolved .he expounds difficult ideas with clarity, wit and polish . ( Observer ). Dazzling.Pinker s big idea is that language is an instinct, as innate to us as language is to geese. .Words can hardly do justice to the superlative range and liveliness of Pinker s investigations . ( Independent ). Steven Pinker is a best-selling author and Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for cognitive Neuroscience at MIT. Pinker has been awarded research prizes from the National Academy of Sciences and the American Psychological Association, graduate and undergraduate teaching prizes from MIT, and book prizes from the American Psychological Association, the Linguistics Society of America and the Los Angeles Times . He is the author of How the Mind Works , The Blank Slate , The Better Angels of Our Nature , and The Language Instinct . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140175295

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The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind (Paperback) (ISBN: 9780140175295)
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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. Steven Pinker s The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind is a groundbreaking study of language s origins as an evolutionary adaptation. How do we know how to speak? In his landmark book Stephen Pinker shows how language is part of our genetic inheritance rather than a cultural creation. From the DNA that builds our brains to the pontification of newspaper columnists, Pinker destroys the myths about language - that children learn to talk by copying their parents, that grammatical standards are in decline, that English defies logic - revealing the innate human instinct to communicate that we are all born with. Reading Steven Pinker s book is one of the biggest favours I ve ever done my brain .highly accessible to the general reader yet at the same time seminal for professionals .exhilaratingly brilliant . (Richard Dawkins). An extremely valuable book, very informative, and very well written . (Noam Chomsky). Brilliant.Pinker describes every aspect of language, from the resolution of ambiguity to the way speech evolved .he expounds difficult ideas with clarity, wit and polish . ( Observer ). Dazzling.Pinker s big idea is that language is an instinct, as innate to us as language is to geese. .Words can hardly do justice to the superlative range and liveliness of Pinker s investigations . ( Independent ). Steven Pinker is a best-selling author and Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for cognitive Neuroscience at MIT. Pinker has been awarded research prizes from the National Academy of Sciences and the American Psychological Association, graduate and undergraduate teaching prizes from MIT, and book prizes from the American Psychological Association, the Linguistics Society of America and the Los Angeles Times . He is the author of How the Mind Works , The Blank Slate , The Better Angels of Our Nature , and The Language Instinct . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140175295

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Book Description: 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. 129mm x 198mm x 21mm. Paperback. This book looks at one of the most fundamental of our species' distinguishing characteristics: the use of language. The author argues that our language abilities are part of our genetic in.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 496 pages. 0.340. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140175295

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Book Description: Paper Back. Book Condition: New. (Size: 18 x 11 cms), Contents, 1 An Instinct to Acquire and Art, 2 Chatterboxes, 3 mentalese, 4 How Language Works, 5 Words Words Words, 6 The Sounds of Silence, 7 Talking Heads, 8 The Power of Babel, 9 Baby Born Talking- Dexcribes Heaven, 10 Language of Organs and Grammar Genes ,11 The Big Bang, 12 The Language Mavens, 13 Mind Design, Notes, References, Glossary, Index. 0140175296 494. Bookseller Inventory # 141138

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, London, 1995. Book Condition: New. Language: english. How do we 'know' how to speak? In this book, the author shows how language is part of our genetic inheritance rather than a cultural creation. It destroys myths about language - that children learn to talk by copying their parents, that grammatical standards are in decline - revealing innate human instinct to communicate that we are all born with. Bookseller Inventory # 6808338

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