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Language, Cognition, and Human Nature
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Language, Cognition, and Human Nature

Steven Pinker

Abstract

Steven Pinker’s books and essays on language, mind, and human nature that have reached a wide global audience. But his articles in the scholarly literature have also been influential and readable. This collection reprints a number of his classic articles which explore his favorite themes in greater depth and scientific detail. They include language development in children, neural network models of language, mental imagery, the recognition of shapes, the meaning and uses of verbs, the evolution of language and cognition, the nature of human concepts, the nature-nurture debate, the logic of innu ... More

Keywords: language, language development, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neural networks, mental imagery, visual cognition, verbs, evolution of language, concepts, nature-nurture debate, Steven Pinker, Noam Chomsky, Jerry Fodor, Richard Dawkins

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199328741
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328741.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Pinker, author
Harvard University