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THE LANGUAGE INSTINCT: How the Mind Creates Language

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Another in a series of books (Joel Davis's Mother Tongue, p. 1303; Ray Jackendorf's Patterns in the Mind, p. 1439) popularizing Chomsky's once controversial theories explaining the biological basis of language. Variously mellow, intense, and bemused—but never boring—Pinker (Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience/MIT), emphasizes Darwinian theory and defines language as a "biological ... Read full review

The language instinct

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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

Review: The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

User Review  - Tamara - Goodreads

Interesting, through I suspect a bit dated by now. The parts about language - usage, construction, acquisition - are fascinating, the overly detailed kvetching about the overly detailed kvetching of ... 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


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