Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language

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How does language work? How do we learn to speak? Why do languages change? Why do they have so many quirks? What does language reveal about the mind? Steven Pinker explores the mysteries of language in this original and hugely entertaining book. Pinker uses a deceptively simple phenomenon--regular and irregular verbs--to illuminate an astonishing array of topics: the history of languages, what we can learn from children's grammatical mistakes, the genetic and neurobiological underpinnings of language, and some of the major ...

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
2015, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465072705

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
2015, Brilliance Audio

ISBN-13: 9781501261046

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
2015, Brilliance Audio

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
2011, Harper Perennial

ISBN-13: 9780062011909

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
2000, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060958404

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
1999, Basic Books (AZ), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780465072699

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