The Stuff Of Thought

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141921072
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He also explores the emotional impact of language, from names to swear words, and shows us the full power that it can have over us. And, with this book, he also shows just how stimulating and entertaining language can be.

Learnability And Cognition

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262518406
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In tackling a learning paradox that has challenged scholars for more than a decade, Pinker synthesizes a vast literature in linguistics and psycholinguistics and outlines explicit theories of the mental representation, learning, and ...

The Psychology Of Communication

Author: W. Lambert Gardiner
Publisher: W. Lambert Gardiner
ISBN: 1425184669
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He has no doubt retained his place with the publication of The Stuff of Thought in
2007. The titles of five of his recent books are listed in Figure 5-2. As you can see
he has been alternating between books on language and books on human
nature. The fifth book - The Stuff of Thought - could be considered as the
conclusion of a trilogy on both his language and human nature series, in which
he argues, as the subtitle tells us, that Language is a Window into Human Nature.

Language Cognition And Human Nature

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199328749
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Ifound that the only way to explain how children master contrasting verbs like fill
and pour was to probe the human concepts of causation, space, time, matter, and
purpose. It seemed to me that the syntax of verbs revealed the stuff of thought, an
idea I pursued in my 2007 book The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window
into Human Nature. The chapter reprinted here is a self-contained explanation of
the paradox and of the resulting theory which inspired those two books.

The Blue Book Of Grammar And Punctuation

Author: Jane Straus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118785568
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Beneath, in smaller capital letters, is the subtitle, LANGUAGE AS A WINDOW
INTO HUMAN NATURE. All sides would agree that the main title should be
written, The Stuff of Thought. But depending on which capitalization policy you
choose, the subtitle might be any of the following: Language As a Window Into
Human Nature Language as a Window Into Human Nature Language As a
Window into Human Nature Language as a Window into Human Nature
Capitalizing composition ...

Making Deep Games

Author: Doris C. Rusch
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317607708
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Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. Kristeva, J. 1989. Black Sun:
Depression and Melancholia. New York: Columbia University Press. Lakoff, G.
and Johnson, M. 1980. Metaphors We Live By. London and Chicago: University
of Chicago Press. Pinker, S. 2007. The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window
into Human Nature. New York: Penguin. Sass, L. 1994. Madness and Modernism
: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought. Cambridge, MA:
Harvard ...

The Language Hoax

Author: John H. McWhorter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199361584
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Pinker while writing The Stuff of Thought: Steven Pinker, The Stuff of Thought:
Language as a Window into Human Nature (London: Allen Lane, 2007), 124.
The Herero people: Guy Deutscher, Through the Language Glass: Why the World
Looks Different in Other Languages (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2011), p. 62,
citing Hugo Magnus, Untersuchungen über den Farbensinn der Naturvölker (
Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1880), 9. Pirahã: What kicked off the media storm was
Peter Gordon ...

Hospitality And World Politics

Author: Gideon Baker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137290005
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For an accessible overview, see Stephen Pinker, The Stuff of Thought: Language
as a Window into Human Nature (New York: Viking, 2007), pp. 281–96. Kant,
Critique of Pure Reason, pp. 141 and 177. Pinker, The Stuff of Thought, p. 31.
See generally pp. 25–87 for a fascinating disquisition on verbs and their analysis.
Malka Rappaport Hovay and Beth Levin, 'The English Dative Alternation: The
Case for Verb Sensitivity', Journal of Linguistics 44 (2008), p. 134. Joan Bresnan
and ...

Making Sense Of Nature

Author: Noel Castree
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134613830
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Clearly, my definition of discourse in the first of the two senses is rather at odds
with those who, like world-famous Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker, argue
that language possesses universal properties hardwired into our highly evolved
human brains. For instance, in The stuff of thought: language as a window into
human nature (one of several of his bestsellers), Pinker says that 'the mind
categorizes matter into discrete things (like a sausage) and continuous stuff (like
meat) .