The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

by Steven Pinker

HarperCollins | September 4, 2007 | Trade Paperback

The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 576 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.92 in

Published: September 4, 2007

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061336467

ISBN - 13: 9780061336461

Found in: Reference and Language

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great fan of steven pinker This book is complimented by Pinker's newest work, 'Words and rules', which also elaborates neurolinguistics. This guy's very precise, and doesn't leave you wondering. The first book I read from him was 'how the mind works?' which made me a fan. He has convinced me that talking is an instinct. One man's opinion...
Date published: 2002-04-24

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

by Steven Pinker

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 576 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.92 in

Published: September 4, 2007

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061336467

ISBN - 13: 9780061336461

About the Book

In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.

From the Publisher

In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.

About the Author

One ofTimemagazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World Today," Steven Pinker is the author of seven books, includingHow the Mind WorksandThe Blank Slate-both Pulitzer Prize finalists and winners of the William James Book Award. He is an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a frequent contributor toTimeand theNew York Times.

Editorial Reviews

"An extremely valuable book, very informative, and very well written." (Noam Chomsky)