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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.

©2011 Steven Pinker (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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"Pinker writes with acid verve." ( Atlantic Monthly)
"An extremely valuable book, very informative, and very well written." (Noam Chomsky)

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Wonderful book - terribly read.

Steven Pinker is a world-famous scientist and "The Language Instinct" is one of his best known books; rightfully so.
Alas, Arthur Morey reads as if trying to sound like one of those artificial voices that come with computers nowadays. No emotion. No sign of even understanding, of actually comprehending what he is reading. Just uttering the words as if every single one stood by itself with no connection to the others. I am deeply disappointed.

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