Steven Pinker is the Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the winner of many awards for his research, teaching, and books, he has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and named one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People and one of Foreign Policy‘s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. His books include The Blank Slate, The Stuff of Thought, The Better Angels of Our Nature, The Sense of Style, and Enlightenment Now.
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 scien...[SEE MORE]