Words and Rules

Words and Rules

The Ingredients of Language

eBook - 1999 | 1st ed
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"In Words and Rules, Pinker explains the profound mysteries of language by picking a deceptively single phenomenon and examining it from every angle. The phenomenon - regular and irregular verbs - connects an astonishing array of topics in the sciences and humanities: the history of languages; the theories of Noam Chomsky and his critics; the attempts to simulate language using computer simulations of neural networks; the illuminating errors of children as they begin to speak; the nature of human concepts; the peculiarities of the English language; major ideas in the history of Western philosophy; the latest techniques in identifying genes and imaging the living brain. "--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0465049710 electronic bk
9780465049714 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 415 PIN
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 348 p.) : ill


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