Patterns in the Mind: Language and Human Nature (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - Innateness hypothesis (Linguistics) - 352 pages
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What is it about the human mind that accounts for the fact that we can all speak and understand a language? Why can't other creatures do the same? And what does this tell us about the rest of human abilities? Recent dramatic discoveries in linguistics and psychology provide intriguing answers to these age-old mysteries. Along with the stunning advances in neuro-science and artificial intelligence, this research has breathed new life into the study of the mind.
  

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User Review  - krisiti - LibraryThing

Good introduction to the universal grammar theory. I do need to go back to Chomsky some time. And very convincing. I was especially surprised by how easy it apparently is to construct a new language ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristi Thompson - Goodreads

Good introduction to the universal grammar theory. I do need to go back to Chomsky some time. And very convincing. I was especially surprised by how easy it apparently is to construct a new language ... Read full review

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