The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind
Folio Society, 2008 - 447 pages
Steve Pinker discusses the idea that language is an instinct, as innate to us as flying is to geese. This book covers the biological origin, acquisition by children and the grammatical structure of human language.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mrgan - LibraryThing
A classic of popular (and at times, fairly academic) linguistics. The ideal gift for someone with an interest in language who's tired of hearing nothing about it in the mainstream but arguments over "proper" English and word origin fairy tales. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Razinha - LibraryThing
This is listed as one of the New Scientist Top 25 Most Influential Popular Science books. The thesis is solid...the execution burdensome. Here's a thought: make a point; reinforce a point; if at that ... Read full review