Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
The Language Instinct - How The Mind Creates Language - cover

The Language Instinct - How The Mind Creates Language

Steven Pinker

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

  • 0
  • 2
  • 0

Summary

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.

Who read this book also read:

  • Writings on Writing - cover

    Writings on Writing

    May Sarton

    • 2
    • 4
    • 0
    May Sarton’s lifetime of work as a poet, novelist, and essayist inform these illuminating reflections on the creative life   In “The Book of Babylon,” May Sarton remarks that she is not a critic—except of her own work. The essay addresses questions that have haunted Sarton’s own creative practice, such as the concept of “tension in equilibrium”—balancing past and present, idea and image. She also cites poems written by others to describe the joy of writing and how we must give ourselves over to becoming the instruments of our art.   “The Design of a Novel” is about fiction writing—where ideas come from, how theme and character determine plot, the mistakes many fledgling authors make, and how and why the novel differs from the poem. Further texts examine the act of composing verse, one’s state of mind when writing poetry, the role of the unconscious, how revising is the loftiest form of creation, and how to keep growing as an artist. Throughout the collection, Sarton also warns about the dangers of trying to analyze the creative process too closely.   A book that doesn’t separate art from the artist’s life, Writings on Writing is filled with Sarton’s trademark imagery and insights, letting us know we’re in the hands of a master.
    Show book
  • Learn German: Idiomatic Expressions ‒ Everyday Phrases ‒ Proverbs & Sayings - cover

    Learn German: Idiomatic...

    Linda Milton

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Learn German fast: schnell und einfach Deutsch lernen
    
    As you may already know, German is not an easy-to-learn language. 
    The best way to try to master German is to learn by heart its most popular idiomatic expressions. 
    
    In this book, you will find the corresponding English version above every German "Redewendung". This will help you catch its full meaning in no time. 
    
    Learn 250 German idioms, everyday phrases and proverbs, and enjoy comparing them with their English counterparts.
    Show book
  • Wham Media’s Guide to Success: TOEFL iBT® - cover

    Wham Media’s Guide to Success:...

    H.E. Colby

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Accomplish your dream to study at your favorite university, win a scholarship or get that promotion at the office with an optimal score on the TOEFL iBT® exam! 
    Wham Media’s Guide to Success: TOEFL iBT® is written by a seasoned English exam preparer and instructor familiar with the key competencies essential for success in obtaining the highest score possible on the reading, writing, listening, and speaking sections of the test. 
    Get Wham Media’s Guide to Success: TOEFL iBT® for mastering the language skills and test-taking strategies needed to develop the confidence and winning attitude on the big exam day. 
    Plus, download the free Additional Resources file with links to material across the web neatly arranged to enhance your intense exam preparation - saving you lots of time! 
    Learn the inside tricks to build fluency across the four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - plus grammar and vocabulary as well. 
    Improve your language knowledge (grammar accuracy, range of vocabulary and clarity of pronunciation) while engaging in effective study skills and  exam techniques specially designed for the test. 
    Get Wham Media’s Guide to Success: TOEFL iBT® today to begin preparing for both success on the exam and in your long career afterwards.  
    Show book
  • Architecture of the Novel - A Writer's Handbook - cover

    Architecture of the Novel - A...

    Jane Vandenburgh

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling.Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting.Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes. These scenes naturally place themselves along the arc of the story in an order that provides suspense and mystery, drawing characters toward the inevitability of their fictive destinies.Profoundly practical yet encouraging to writers at all levels, Architecture of the Novel offers the maps and mechanics to successfully guide writers toward the story that must be told.
    Show book
  • IELTS - Academic Module (book - 1) - cover

    IELTS - Academic Module (book - 1)

    JYOTI MALHOTRA

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    IELTS TECH – ACADEMIC MODULE is a smart techno product for the students who are competing for the IELTS –The International English Language Testing System. This book is a complete visual aid for the students and teaches them the perfect strategy to crack IELTS. It also serves as a smarter way to learn IELTS. The book is an outcome of incessant hard work and research by an experienced and veteran author in this field.  
    Basically, the book is 4 in 1 with a wholesome package of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Skills and Strategies along with Smart CD Presentation with its Practice Sessions. The uniqueness of the book lies in the fact that you get everything on IELTS in this single book- making it a Bible for the students aspiring to compete the IELTS exams.
    Show book
  • The Devil's Dictionary - cover

    The Devil's Dictionary

    Ambrose Bierce

    • 1
    • 3
    • 0
    A word book, straight up, with a twist The Devil's Dictionary is an American classic. A Yankee Oscar Wilde with a wicked edge to his tongue, gained from seeing the world early and cynically as it really was, Ambrose Bierce, friend and rival of Mark Twain, was one of America's first great writers and journalists. His razor-sharp wit and underlying rage against hypocrisy is perfectly complemented by Ralph Steadman's equally incisive pen and ink illustrations. Adore, v.t. To venerate expectantly. Bride, n. A woman with a great future behind her Corporation, n. An ingenious device for securing individual profit without individual responsibility. Debauchee, n. One who has so earnestly pursued pleasure that he has had the misfortune to overtake it.
    Show book