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User Review  - scott.bradley - LibraryThing

This is my first read from Pinker, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A very accessible and insightful book that will profoundly affect the way you think about language. Read full review

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User Review  - nmarun - LibraryThing

This is the first of Steven Pinker's book that I've read and I must say I like the way he writes. There were many instances in the book where he wrote about complex stuff in simple and effective ... Read full review

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

Pinker's books are always easy to read and absorbing. I believe that this was his very first book for a popular audience and he certainly got off to a good start. However, he contradicts himself in ... Read full review

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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

This is indeed quite an amazing book. The writing style is simple, and Stevenmanages to handle this considerably complex subject with a great deal of dexterity. Each chapter is complete in itself, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - dmsteyn - LibraryThing

A highly readable account on how language is an inherent characteristic of the human species, which I found a bit unpleasant to read at times. Pinker is such a good writer that I feel a little ... Read full review

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User Review  - co_coyote - LibraryThing

This is a book I gave to my oldest son one Christmas when he was in love with language and it looked like he was heading down the path to becoming a linguist. He went back to school before I could ... Read full review

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User Review  - psiloiordinary - LibraryThing

This guy is very clever. He is even cleverer at explaining the clever things he thinks about in such a clever way that you don't need to be nearly as clever as him to get to drips with them. I confess ... Read full review

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User Review  - joyharmon - LibraryThing

Helped me to understand how language is learned and in this sense has been very helpful in my teaching of ESL students. A bit complex, but worth the time spent to read and understand it. The benefit ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

It took me 7 weeks to get through this - very interesting in parts, esp. the last quarter which I got through in two or three days, but very dry and technical in others, where I would just be reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - Demiguise - LibraryThing

This book was my introduction to Steven Pinker. It was a textbook for an introductory class on linguistics. I hadn't had any previous experience, so parts of the book were a bit slow-going, I enjoyed Pinker's style and ideas enough to purchase several more of his books. Read full review


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