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  • Words and Rulesby Steven Pinker

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    "In Words and Rules, Steven Pinker answers questions about the miraculous human ability called language, and does it in the gripping, witty style of his other bestsellers. Here Pinker explains the myst" more...

  • The Language Instinctby Steven Pinker

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    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:... more...

  • The Blank Slateby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 17.58

    "In a work of outstanding clarity and sheer brilliance Steven Pinker banishes forever fears that a biological understanding of human nature threatens humane values" - Helena Cronin, author of THE ANT and THE PEACOCK. "A mind blowing, mind openingexposť. Pinker's profoundly positive arguments for the compatibility of biology and humanism are unrivalled... more...

  • The Seven Words You Can't Say on Televisionby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 6.38

    Why do so many swear words involve sex, bodily functions and religion? Why are some words rude and others aren't? Why can launching into expletives be so shocking - and sometimes so amusing? Steven Pinker takes us on a fascinating and funny journey through the world of profanities, taken from his bestselling The Stuff of Thought , to show us... more...

  • How the Mind Worksby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 20.78

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  • The Language Instinctby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 17.58

    'Dazzling...Pinker's big idea is that language is an instinct...as innate to us as flying is to geese...Words can hardly do justice to the superlative range and liveliness of Pinker's investigations' - Independent 'A marvellously readable book...illuminates every facet of human language: its biological origin, its uniqueness to humanity, it... more...

  • The Stuff of Thoughtby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 17.58

    The Stuff of Thought is an exhilarating work of non-fiction. Surprising, thought-provoking and incredibly enjoyable, there is no other book like it - Steven Pinker will revolutionise the way you think about language. He analyses what words actually mean and how we use them, and he reveals what this can tell us about ourselves. He shows how we use... more...

  • The Better Angels of Our Natureby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.78

    -Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012 This acclaimed book by Steven Pinker, author of The Language Instinct and The Blank Slate , argues that, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. Can violence really have declined? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens... more...

  • The Language Instinctby Steven Pinker

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    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:... more...

  • The Sense of Styleby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 32.00

    Bad writing can't be blamed on the Internet, or on 'the kids today'. Good writing has always been hard: a performance requiring pretense, empathy, and a drive for coherence. In The Sense of Style , cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker uses the latest scientific insights to bring us a style and usage guide for the 21st century. What do skilful... more...