Words and Rules

Written by:
Steven Pinker
Narrated by:
Arthur Morey

Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
1
Narrator
Release Date
August 2015
Duration
13 hours 58 minutes
Summary
In Words and Rules, Steven Pinker explores profound mysteries of language by picking a deceptively simple phenomenon-regular and irregular verbs-and examining it from every angle. With humor and verve, he covers an astonishing array of topics in the sciences and humanities, from the history of languages to how to simulate languages on computers to major ideas in the history of Western philosophy. Through it all, Pinker presents a single, powerful idea: that language comprises a mental dictionary of memorized words and a mental grammar of creative rules. The idea extends beyond language and offers insight into the very nature of the human mind. This is a sparkling, eye-opening, and utterly original book by one of the world's leading cognitive scientists. "[An] excellent work of popular science." -Thomas Nagel, The New Republic "The book provides a scholarly, persuasive, enjoyable, and eminently readable account of important language phenomena." -Nature "Compelling and revelatory." -The Guardian "An intellectual joyride." -The Globe and Mail
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