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The Resource Words and rules : the ingredients of language, Steven Pinker

Words and rules : the ingredients of language, Steven Pinker

Label
Words and rules : the ingredients of language
Title
Words and rules
Title remainder
the ingredients of language
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pinker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • How does language work? How do we learn to speak? Why do languages change? Why do they have so many quirks? What does language reveal about the mind?
  • Steven Pinker explores the mysteries of language in this original and hugely entertaining book. Pinker uses a deceptively simple phenomenon-regular and irregular verbs-to illuminate an astonishing array of topics: the history of languages, what we can learn from children's grammatical mistakes, the genetic and neurobiological underpinnings of language, and some of the major themes in Western philosophy. The key idea-that language comprises a mental dictionary of memorized words and a mental grammar of creative rules-extends beyond language, offering insight into the nature of thinking. For fans of The Language Instinct and The Stuff of Thought, here is another cornucopia of ideas about language and mind
Summary
An examination of the human ability to use language by an MIT professor traces the history and evolution of the English language, the theories of Noam Chomsky, and the way children learn to use language
Writing style
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212881
Cataloging source
SINLB
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1954-
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Pinker, Steven
Dewey number
401.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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1360
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Language acquisition
  • Language and languages
  • Language acquisition
  • Language and languages
Target audience
specialized
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the ingredients of language
Label
Words and rules : the ingredients of language, Steven Pinker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Basic Books, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In Single Combat
  • 5.
  • Word Nerds
  • 6.
  • Of Mice and Men
  • 7.
  • Kids Say the Darnedest Things
  • 8.
  • The Horrors of the German Language
  • 9.
  • Preface
  • The Black Box
  • 10.
  • A Digital Mind in an Analog world
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • 1.
  • The Infinite Library
  • 2.
  • Dissection by Linguistics
  • 3.
  • Broken Telephone
  • 4.
Control code
ocn914245479
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 348, 22 pages
Isbn
9780465072705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914245479
Label
Words and rules : the ingredients of language, Steven Pinker
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Basic Books, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In Single Combat
  • 5.
  • Word Nerds
  • 6.
  • Of Mice and Men
  • 7.
  • Kids Say the Darnedest Things
  • 8.
  • The Horrors of the German Language
  • 9.
  • Preface
  • The Black Box
  • 10.
  • A Digital Mind in an Analog world
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • 1.
  • The Infinite Library
  • 2.
  • Dissection by Linguistics
  • 3.
  • Broken Telephone
  • 4.
Control code
ocn914245479
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 348, 22 pages
Isbn
9780465072705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914245479

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