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The language instinct. Steven Pinker

The language instinct


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The language instinct Steven Pinker
Publisher: Perennial (HarperCollins)




A couple of weeks ago I finished a great book named The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language by the psychologist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker. I didn't realize when I started reading The Language Instinct that Pinker is Canadian-born. On an organisational level, the language of an engineer is vastly different from that of a marketer, the growing brevity of emails remote from the formality of a business proposal. Melville humorously hits on something here in describing the somewhat dubious methods of these 'scientists' that I want to explore a bit more from here on out: myth, language and the (mis)communication of science to the To address this, many linguists first point is to clarify the disctinction made in academia between prescription and description, something Steven Pinker lays out nicely in the chapter Language Mavens, in his popular book The Language Instinct. I was excited to read this classic and the introduction sounded really ambitious. Taking a break from The Language Instinct and quickly re-reading Monstrous Regiment for something light. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (P.S.) book download Download The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (P.S.) This book is Wanted or Expired. Chapters One and Two were very interesting and give the reader plenty of stuff to talk about at a party, if you can remember anecdotes. In his book, The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker makes the case that universal grammar is an innate human ability that is an acquired trait of evolution. It is not too hard to FURTHER READING. Lera Boroditsky: Lost In Translation, Wall Street Journal – July 23, 2010; Daniel Everett: Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle; Michael Heppell – How To Be Brilliant; Steven Pinker – The Language Instinct. I am playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order!

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