Book Reviews of The Language Instinct : How the Mind Creates Language (Perennial Classics)

The Language Instinct : How the Mind Creates Language (Perennial Classics)
The Language Instinct How the Mind Creates Language - Perennial Classics
Author: Steven Pinker
ISBN-13: 9780060958336
ISBN-10: 0060958332
Publication Date: 11/1/2000
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Perennial Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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If you have ever wondered about language--how it is learned, how the brain "makes" it, how it is universal, how it changes--this is your book. This award-winning bestseller is absolutely comprehensive. I found it a bit daunting at first--448 pages plus notes, glossary, etc. But I had to read it for my book group, and I'm really glad I did. Erudite but accessible. I recommend it highly.
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Opinionated old codger, especially since he attacks all of my cherished shibboliths regarding how we acquire language. A very entertaining book.