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The language instinct : how the mind creates language / Steven Pinker.

By: Pinker, Steven [aut]
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial ModernClassics, 2007Edition: 1. Harper Perennial Modern Classics edDescription: xv, 526, 32 p. ill. 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780061336461; 0061336467Other title: How the mind creates languageSubject(s): Språkvetenskap | Språkpsykologi | Språkinlärning | Language and languages | Biolinguistics | Linguistics | Language acquisition | Psycholinguistics | LinguisticsDDC classification: 400 Other classification: F:do | Doea
Contents:
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.
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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. [469]-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.

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