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The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature
The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature
Pinker, Steven, 1954-2007
Books
Imprint:
London : Allen Lane, c2007.
Collation:
ix, 499 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes:
In this book, Steven Pinker explains how the mind works by examining the way we use words. Pinker takes on scientific questions - such as how language affects thought, and which of our concepts are innate - as well as questions from the headlines and everyday life.Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-481) and index.
Contents:
Contents: 1. Words and worlds -- 2. Down the rabbit hole -- 3. Fifty thousand innate concepts (and other radical theories of language and thought) -- 4. Cleaving the air -- 5. The metaphor metaphor -- 6. What's in a name? -- 7. The seven words you can't say on television -- 8. Games people play -- 9. Escaping the cave.
ISBN:
9781846140501
Dewey class:
153
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryLanguages and Literature153 PINAvailable
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