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|Preface||Pinker writes to satisfy the common curiosity people have about language. He will discuss how language is learned, why l... Read More|
|Chapter 1||Humans have the unique ability to influence one another's thoughts. This ability is accomplished primarily through langu... Read More|
|Chapter 2||All humans have language; no "mute tribe" has been found. All language is complex, which lends support to the n... Read More|
|Chapter 3||Thought is not dependent on language, nor does it determine language. The mind utilizes a specialized language ... Read More|
|Chapter 4||Language operates according to two principles: (1) "the arbitrariness of sign," that is, words are arbitrarily assigned ... Read More|
|Chapter 5||The brain is not merely a storehouse for words. Morphology, a rule-based system for word formation and use, governs word... Read More|
|Chapter 6||The human body is predisposed to communicate through speech. Although humans are innately predisposed to perceive langua... Read More|
|Chapter 7||The human brain comprehends speech not only effectively but also efficiently. Comprehension of sentences begins... Read More|
|Chapter 8||Noam Chomsky noted that the world's languages share many commonalities and vary in somewhat predictable ways, which sugg... Read More|
|Chapter 9||Research shows infants have language abilities, perhaps even before birth, which suggests some aspects of language are n... Read More|
|Chapter 10||A defective gene can disrupt grammar as demonstrated by studies of families with Specific Language Impairment (SLI), tho... Read More|
|Chapter 11||Although both Pinker and Noam Chomsky agree on the presence of an innate language instinct, Pinker believes it has occur... Read More|
|Chapter 12||Prescriptive grammar is the "prescription" for how people should talk according to societal rules. Speaking acc... Read More|
|Chapter 13||The notion of language as instinct challenges the belief that there is no universal human nature. The Standard ... Read More|