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The Language Instinct By Steven Pinker

The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker

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By making noises with our mouths, we can cause new combinations of ideas to arise in each other's minds. It comes so naturally that we are apt to forget what a miracle it is. Pursuing the ideas of Darwin and Chomsky, Pinker offers a look at why we use language and where this ability comes from.

The Language Instinct Summary

The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language And Mind by Steven Pinker

Simply by making noises with our mouths, we can reliably cause precise new combinations of ideas to arise in each other's minds. The ability comes so naturally that we are apt to forget what a miracle it is. Pursuing the ideas of Darwin and Chomsky, Steven Pinker offers a look at why we use language and where this ability comes from. Rather than being an acquired cultural artefact, it is vigorously argued that language is a biological adaptation to communicate information and as such is a system of great richness and beauty. Using examples of the way language is used in daily life from the mouths of children to the pontifications of politicians, Pinker explores this system and our instinct to use it.

About Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is one of the world's most influential thinkers and writers on the human condition. His popular and highly praised books include The Better Angels of Our Nature, The Sense of Style, The Stuff of Thought, The Blank Slate, How the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct. The recipient of several major awards for his teaching, books, and scientific research, Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He also writes frequently for The New York Times, the Guardian and other publications. He has been named Humanist of the Year, Prospect magazine's "The World's Top 100 Public Intellectuals," Foreign Policy's "100 Global Thinkers," and Time magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World Today."

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GOR001872504
9780713990997
0713990996
The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language And Mind by Steven Pinker
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-03-31
496
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