The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

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Penguin Books Limited, Feb 27, 2003 - Philosophy - 496 pages
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'Dazzling...Pinker's big idea is that language is an innate to us as flying is to geese...Words can hardly do justice to the superlative range and liveliness of Pinker's investigations'
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'A marvellously readable book...illuminates every facet of human language: its biological origin, its uniqueness to humanity, it acquisition by children, its grammatical structure, the production and perception of speech, the pathology of language disorders and the unstoppable evolution of languages and dialects' - Nature

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Following fast on the heels of Joel Davis's Mother Tongue ( LJ 12/93) is another provocative and skillfully written book by an MIT professor who specializes in the language development of children ... Read full review

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Steven Pinker is a best-selling author and Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for cognitive Neuroscience at MIT.

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