Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure (Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change)

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In tackling a learning paradox that has challenged scholars for more than a decade, Pinker synthesizes a vast literature in linguistics and psycholinguistics and outlines explicit theories of the mental representation, learning, and development of verb meaning and verb syntax.

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Steven Pinker is Harvard College Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. His books The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, and The Better Angels of Our Nature have won numerous prizes.

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Learnability and Cognition is theoretically a big advance, beautifully reasoned, and a goldmine of information.

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Pinker's book is a monumental study that sets a new standard for work on learnability.

(Ray Jackendoff , Brandeis University)

Pinker's book is a monumental piece of work it sets a standard for work in learnability.

(Ray Jackendoff, Brandeis University)

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