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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

Pinker's books are always easy to read and absorbing. I believe that this was his very first book for a popular audience and he certainly got off to a good start. However, he contradicts himself in ... Read full review

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User Review  - scott.bradley - LibraryThing

This is my first read from Pinker, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A very accessible and insightful book that will profoundly affect the way you think about language. Read full review

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User Review  - nmarun - LibraryThing

This is the first of Steven Pinker's book that I've read and I must say I like the way he writes. There were many instances in the book where he wrote about complex stuff in simple and effective ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shimmin - LibraryThing

Dry. The linguistics-heavier sections are similar to what I've read before, and didn't seem especially well-done. Pinker seems unable to decide how pop to be - getting quite technical in some places ... Read full review

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User Review  - TJWilson - LibraryThing

This is the book that blew my mind in college. Never thought of language in this way ever. Perhaps it's the luck of having read this first in my dive into linguistics, but this is one of those books I ... Read full review

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User Review  - ElOsoBlanco - LibraryThing

I read this for my first and second language acquisition class, and while I didn't love it, I definitely didn't hate it either. I liked Pinker's use of examples when trying to describe complex ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clueless - LibraryThing

If your not sure about this book. Just pick it up in the bookstore and turn to page 355. If find the chart there terribly amusing then go ahead and buy it. If not you might want to move on. Pinker has ... Read full review

Review: The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

User Review  - Donna Woodwell - Goodreads

This was a fabulous overview of linguistics for the non-linguist. Not exactly light reading, though Pinker's dry humor makes it fun. His basic premise is that language is an evolutionary adaptation of ... Read full review

Review: The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

User Review  - Jon Stout - Goodreads

In this very entertaining book, Steven Pinker has given a kind of overview and popularization of contemporary linguistics, as developed by Noam Chomsky. He argues that there is a language instinct ... Read full review

Review: The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

User Review  - Nikki - Goodreads

When it comes to something I don't know much about, I'm pretty easily swayed by other people's arguments. Like, I finished this book feeling it was pretty intelligent and interesting, and then I read ... Read full review


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