The Language Instinct

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

The Language Myth

Author: Vyvyan Evans
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316123596
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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.

The Study Of Language

Author: George Yule
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316776786
Size: 38.22 MB
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This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

Language Cognition And Human Nature

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199328757
Size: 69.74 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: 68.69 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.

The Unfolding Of Language

Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407070282
Size: 34.85 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.

Mother Tongue

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

Introducing Second Language Acquisition

Author: Muriel Saville-Troike
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316688224
Size: 37.11 MB
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Bialystok and Hakuta treat the Critical Period Hypothesis and different models of
how language is processed by the brain in chapters 3 and 4. Birdsong, D. (ed.) ...
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (P.S.). New York: ...

Women Talk More Than Men

Author: Abby Kaplan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110708492X
Size: 43.96 MB
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A detailed look at language-related myths that explores both what we know and how we know it.

Connections And Symbols

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262660648
Size: 55.59 MB
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Connections and Symbols provides the first systematic analysis of the explosive new field of Connectionism that is challenging the basic tenets of cognitive science.These lively discussions by Jerry A. Fodor, Zenon W. Pylyshyn, Steven ...