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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,558 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Pinker Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 2/11/2014

    " I was calling Steven Pinker Jake's boyfriend long before Judd Apatow invented the bromance. Anyway, now I see why Jake loves him so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ghola | 2/3/2014

    " Pinker is a bit of a Chomsky-ite when it comes to theory, and opposes the Sapir/Whorf hypothesis. He does manage to clarify Chomsky somewhat. I found the book engaging and well written. Even the parts I wholeheartedly disagreed with. I look forward to reading more of his stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Grace | 1/25/2014

    " This book was doubly interesting as I watched my daughter develop language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cassie | 1/24/2014

    " fascinating book if you are into language - the history of languages, how children develop language, idiosyncrasies in language, etc. It's basically a textbook but a very interesting one at that. "

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