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By Steven Pinker

Language, Cognition, and Human Nature collects jointly for the 1st time a lot of Steven Pinker's such a lot influential scholarly paintings on language and cognition. Pinker's seminal examine explores the workings of language and its connections to cognition, belief, social relationships, baby improvement, human evolution, and theories of human nature.

This eclectic assortment spans Pinker's thirty-year occupation, exploring his favourite topics in better intensity and medical aspect. It contains 13 of Pinker's vintage articles, ranging over issues similar to language improvement in teenagers, psychological imagery, the popularity of shapes, the computational structure of the brain, the which means and makes use of of verbs, the evolution of language and cognition, the nature-nurture debate, and the common sense of innuendo and euphemism. each one outlines a huge thought or takes up a controversy with one other fashionable student, equivalent to Stephen Jay Gould, Noam Chomsky, or Richard Dawkins. that includes a brand new advent via Pinker that discusses his books and scholarly paintings, this assortment displays crucial contributions to cognitive technology through one in every of our top thinkers and public intellectuals.

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