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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  - 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  - PrintAvenger - LibraryThing

I enjoyed the way that Pinker is able to make difficult and often dry subject matter appealing to a wider audience, but I think at times he went a bit far with the pop-culture references and it started to annoy me. Read full review

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User Review  - Move_and_Merge - LibraryThing

I don't much care for Pinker and find it daunting that he's somehow attained "celebrity" status in cognitive science. Was it with books like this that he did so? This basically reads like an extended ... Read full review

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User Review  - thierry - LibraryThing

In this highly praised book, the author covers a lot of ground on how language was created and constructed, how it is learnt and how it evolves. The author argues that language is a human instinct ... Read full review

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User Review  - nocto - LibraryThing

Took me a terribly long time to get through this book, but I did enjoy it a lot. Read full review


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