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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (Paperback)
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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (Paperback)

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How do babies learn to speak? Why are there so many languages? Do we think in our mother tongue? Who decides what's correct English? How did language evolve? In this landmark book, Pinker explains the mysteries of language within a coherent theory- that language is an adaptation for communication. 'Dazzling . . . Pinker's big idea is that language is as innate to us as flying is to geese . . . Words can hardly do justice to the superlative range and liveliness of Pinker's investigations.' Independent 'Reading Steven Pinker's book is one of the biggest favours I've ever done my brain . . . exhilaratingly brilliant.' Richard Dawkins 'An extremely valuable book.' Noam Chomsky 'Brilliant.' Observer Now with a new afterword

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141980775
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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“The Language Instinct”

I love Steven Pinker: he has a dry wit and is opinionated and intelligent so in this sense he reminds me of Bill Bryson, although I'm sure the comparison may not be well received.
The cover of this book... More

Paperback edition
6th April 2012
Helpful? Upvote 17

“Entertaining, though don't believe it hands-down”

Lots of interesting stories, facts and anecdotes.
Too many USA-only cultural references (many people/TV shows unknown to the non-American).
Many anglo-centric discussions about language, little serious attention to... More

Paperback edition
6th January 2013
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