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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
Audiobook18 hours

The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Written by Steven Pinker

Narrated by Arthur Morey

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.

"Pinker writes with acid verve." -Atlantic Monthly

"An extremely valuable book, very informative, and very well written." -Noam Chomsky

Release dateDec 6, 2011

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer finalist and the winner of many prizes for his research, teaching, and books, he has been named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world today and Foreign Policy's 100 Global Thinkers. He lives in Cambridge.

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