The Language Instinct

  title={The Language Instinct},
  author={Steven Pinker},
  • S. Pinker
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology, Philosophy
In this "extremely valuable book, very informative, and very well written" (Noam Chomsky), one of the greatest thinkers in the field of linguistics explains how language works--how people, ny making noises with their mouths, can cause ideas to arise in other people's minds. 
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  • L. Ulianitckaia, A. A. Shumkov
  • Computer Science
  • 2017 IEEE VI Forum Strategic Partnership of Universities and Enterprises of Hi-Tech Branches (Science. Education. Innovations) (SPUE)
  • 2017
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