The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind

Author(s): Steven Pinker


Describes various facets of human language - its biological origin, its uniqueness to humanity, it acquisition by children, its grammatical structure, the production and perception of speech, the pathology of language disorders and the unstoppable evolution of languages and dialects.

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Steven Pinker is a best-selling author and Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for cognitive Neuroscience at MIT.

An instinct to acquire and art; chatterboxes; mentalese; how language works; words, words, words; the sounds of silence; talking heads; the Tower of Babel; baby born talking - describes heaven; language organs and grammar genes; the Big Bang; the language mavens; mind design.

General Fields

  • : 9780140175295
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.322
  • : March 1995
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Steven Pinker
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : good
  • : 496
  • : glossary, index