The Language Instinct

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141929685
Size: 78.50 MB
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'Dazzling...Pinker's big idea is that language is an instinct...as innate to us as flying is to geese.

How The Mind Works

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393069737
Size: 66.33 MB
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This new edition of Pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.

The Unfolding Of Language

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407070282
Size: 55.50 MB
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No one believes that the Roman Senate sat down one day to design the complex system that is Latin grammar, and few believe, these days, in the literal truth of the story of the Tower of Babel.

The Language Myth

Author: Vyvyan Evans
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316123596
Size: 34.14 MB
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Some scientists have argued that language is innate, a type of unique human 'instinct' pre-programmed in us from birth. In this book, Vyvyan Evans argues that this received wisdom is, in fact, a myth.

Language Cognition And Human Nature

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199361150
Size: 67.23 MB
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Featuring a new introduction by Pinker that discusses his books and scholarly work, this collection reflects essential contributions to cognitive science by one of our leading thinkers and public intellectuals.

Words And Rules

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780227744
Size: 60.41 MB
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Why do languages change over time, making Chaucer's English almost incomprehensible? Steven Pinker explains the profound mysteries of language by picking a deceptively simple single phenomenon and examining it from every angle.

Language And Mind

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521858199
Size: 73.86 MB
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Presents a collection of essays on language and mind. This book brings the author's influential approach into the twenty-first century.

What Language Is

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101644451
Size: 78.82 MB
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New York Times bestselling author and renowned linguist, John McWhorter, explores the complicated and fascinating world of languages.

Mother Tongue

Author: Joel Davis
Publisher: Carol Publishing Corporation
ISBN:
Size: 59.63 MB
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Discusses the origins of language, explains how the mind creates words, and looks at the connection between language and consciousness

Constructing A Language

Author: Michael TOMASELLO
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674044398
Size: 25.47 MB
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In this groundbreaking book, Tomasello presents a comprehensive usage-based theory of language acquisition.