The language instinct : how the mind creates language /Edition statement:1. Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed. Published by : HarperPerennial ModernClassics, (New York :) Physical details: xv, 526, 32 p. ill. 21 cm. ISBN:9780061336461; 0061336467.
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Originally published: New York : W. Morrow and Co., c1994.
Includes "P.S. : insights, interviews & more," with material about the author, the writing of the book, and the author's suggestions for further reading.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -502) and index.
An instinct to acquire an art -- Chatterboxes -- Mentalese -- How language works -- Words, words, words -- The sounds of silence -- Talking heads -- The Tower of Babel -- Baby born talking--describes heaven -- Language organs and grammar genes -- The big bang -- The language mavens -- Mind design.