9780465072699

Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language

ISBN 10: 0465072690 / 0-465-07269-0
ISBN 13: 9780465072699
Publisher: Perseus Books
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

From the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of the bestselling "The Language Instinct" and "How the Mind Works" comes an engaging, often hilarious, always insightful look at the philosophy of language.


Review:

"There are 348 pages in Steven Pinker's new book and they are nearly all about the past tenses of Verbs....Yet it is neither tedious nor pedantic. Pinker has rightly been called the only linguist who can write readable prose, and if there is anybody who can make irregular verbs gripping it is he. His purpose is to take verbs as a case history of how language is contained in the brain and explore it in depth....The result is a fascinating voyage of discovery."

Matt Ridley, Electronic Telegraph (London), 11/13/1999

Review:

"At the end, even cursory readers will have a better idea of the patchwork quilt that is language, and some of the principles which underlie its patterns. They will also have a good idea of how a thorough researcher approaches a task. Like a hungry dog, Pinker chews just about every possible piece of meat off this academic bone, and licks it clean."

Jean Aitchison, Literary Review, Dec 1999/Jan 2000

 

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