The Language Instinct

The New Science of Language and Mind

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Steven Pinker's "The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind" is a groundbreaking study of language's origins as an evolutionary adaptation. How do we 'know' how to speak? In his landmark book Stephen Pinker shows how language is part ...Continua
Lucy van Pelt
Ha scritto il 01/10/17
Oggi ho deciso di fare un po' di pulizia tra i miei "currently reading", e guardare in faccia la realtà. Ho iniziato questo libro pensando di arrivarci in fondo, poi sono stata distratta e distolta da altre letture. Non escludo, un domani, di riprend...Continua
Discovering the...
Ha scritto il 01/06/10

A very interesting and eye opening book that makes dull knowledge alive and fascinating...I think. And the first HUGE non-textbook that I finished within such a short time! Worth celebrating!!!!

Celtic Manu
Ha scritto il 28/05/09
The pleasure of studying
To begin with, I must confess I have had a few troubles finishing this book, but simply because I've fallen so in love with it that it really cost me a lot to end it. The Language Instinct has definitely made it to the top three list of my all time f...Continua
Ha scritto il 04/10/08
這是我一生人第一次看關於Linguistics的書,而且,還是一本400多頁的磚頭書。 Noem Chomsky: One of the most important linguists ever lived, who virtually modernized linguistics. English Grammar:S-->NP VPA sentence can consist of a noun phrase and a verb phrase NP-->(det) N (PP)...Continua
Ha scritto il 24/09/08
You may disagree with some of its claims, but this book is still a masterpiece.
I cannot pretend to have understood everything in this book, but the sheer volume of information, anecdotes and insights make this book a masterpiece. I have doubts over some of Pinker's claims, but I know no better. Just learning about the controv...Continua

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