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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.

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Looks at one of the most fundamental of our species' distinguishing characteristics: the use of language. The author argues that our language abilities are part of our genetic inheritance, not a cultural artefact, and that language is a basic human instinct.

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Penguin's lead non-fiction title is Stephen Pinker's study of the history of language which, he argues, is as innate to humans as flying is to geese. "Groundbreaking, exhilarating, fun ... Pinker debunks with panache, cuts through the confusion of jargon, and tells a mean anecdote ... Do yourself a favour and read it." >Sunday Times <

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ISBN:
9780140175295
Author:
PINKER, STEVEN
Publisher:
Libri
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
PENGUIN SCIENCE
Publication Date:
19950330
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
198 x 128 in.

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History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
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Reference » Words Phrases and Language
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Product details 496 pages Penguin Books Ltd - English 9780140175295 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Looks at one of the most fundamental of our species' distinguishing characteristics: the use of language. The author argues that our language abilities are part of our genetic inheritance, not a cultural artefact, and that language is a basic human instinct.
"Synopsis" by , Penguin's lead non-fiction title is Stephen Pinker's study of the history of language which, he argues, is as innate to humans as flying is to geese. "Groundbreaking, exhilarating, fun ... Pinker debunks with panache, cuts through the confusion of jargon, and tells a mean anecdote ... Do yourself a favour and read it." >Sunday Times <

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