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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  - Rachel - Goodreads

Overall I think this was a good book. It was a bit dated in places, but I think all that really suffered was the pop culture references and examples. The theory and research examples held up. I ... 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

Review: The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

User Review  - Anthony D Buckley - Goodreads

I had always supposed that linguists could not write clearly. Rather like psychiatrists who were mad, sociologists who couldn't get on with people, and social anthropologists who were permanent ... Read full review

Review: The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

User Review  - Mikael Lind - Goodreads

First of all, I am not a big fan of Steven Pinker. I found How the mind works erroneous on many accounts. That said, The Language Instinct is despite its uncompromising MIT cognitivist stance a fun ... Read full review

Review: The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Steven Pinker and I should be natural enemies. He's a representative of what I consider to be the smarmy, science-precludes-all-else school of hung-up modernist reductionists, while I fly the flag of ... Read full review

Review: The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

User Review  - Gendou - Goodreads

Pinker breaks through the superficiality of language to touch on something deep inside all of us. He gives a language lesson that isn't boring at all. I have been reminded in my daily life of many ... Read full review

Review: The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

I had The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language out of the library for the entire summer. I finally finished it by actively reading it on the train for a couple of weeks. It's interesting ... Read full review

Review: The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

Given the current divide in linguistics between the Functional/Cognitive theoretical approach to language and the formalist, generative approach which Pinker supports and has largely popularized with ... Read full review


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