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Harper Academic

The Language Instinct

How the Mind Creates Language

by Steven Pinker

On Sale: 09/04/2007

Price: $17.99

The Language Instinct

How the Mind Creates Language

by Steven Pinker

On Sale: 09/04/2007

Format:

Price: $17.99

About the Book

In The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker, director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT, weaves his vast knowledge of language into a compelling theory: that language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution like web spinning in spiders or sonar in bats.

Along the way, The Language Instinct lucidly explains the important issues your students need to know about language: how it works, how it evolved, how children learn it, how the brain computes it, and how it changes.

“A brilliant, witty, and altogether satisfying book.”—New York Times Book Review

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061336461
  • ISBN 10: 0061336467
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 09/04/2007
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.923 in (d)
  • Pages: 576
  • List Price: $17.99
  • BISAC1 : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
  • BISAC2 : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics
  • BISAC3 : SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects