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The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind

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Language/s

English

Author

Pinker, S.

Title

The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind

Date

1994

Full reference

Pinker, S. (1994). The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind. London, The Penguin Press.

Summary

In his landmark book Stephen Pinker shows how language is part of our genetic inheritance rather than a cultural creation. From the DNA that builds our brains to the pontification of newspaper columnists, Pinker destroys the myths about language - that children learn to talk by copying their parents, that grammatical standards are in decline, that English defies logic - revealing the innate human instinct to communicate that we are all born with.

Key words

language, DNA, generic inheritance

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