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Language: The Cultural Tool

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Like other tools, language was invented, can be reinvented or lost, and shows significant variation across cultures. It's as essential to survival as fire - and, like fire, is found in all human societies. Language presents the bold and controversial idea that language is not an innate component of the brain, as has been famously argued by Chomsky and Pinker. Rather, it's a cultural tool which varies much more across different societies than the innateness view suggests. Fusing adventure, anthropology, linguistics and ...

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Language: The Cultural Tool
2013, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781846682681

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Language: The Cultural Tool
2012, Vintage

ISBN-13: 9780307473806

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Language: The Cultural Tool
2012, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307378538

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Language: The Cultural Tool
2012, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781846682674

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