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The Resource Language, cognition, and human nature : selected articles, Steven Pinker

Language, cognition, and human nature : selected articles, Steven Pinker

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Language, cognition, and human nature : selected articles
Title
Language, cognition, and human nature
Title remainder
selected articles
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pinker
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Language
eng
Summary
Language, Cognition, and Human Nature collects together for the first time much of Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker's seminal research explores the workings of language and its connections to cognition, perception, social relationships, child development, human evolution, and theories of human nature. This eclectic collection spans Pinker's thirty-year career, exploring his favorite themes in greater depth and scientific detail. It includes thirteen of Pinker's classic articles, ranging over topics such as language development in children, mental imagery, the recognition of shapes, the computational architecture of the mind, the meaning and uses of verbs, the evolution of language and cognition, the nature-nurture debate, and the logic of innuendo and euphemism. Each outlines a major theory or takes up an argument with another prominent scholar, such as Stephen Jay Gould, Noam Chomsky, or Richard Dawkins. Featuring a new introduction by Pinker that discusses his books and scholarly work, this collection reflects essential contributions to cognitive science by one of our leading thinkers and public intellectuals --
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1954-
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Pinker, Steven
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Language acquisition
  • Cognition
  • Psycholinguistics
Label
Language, cognition, and human nature : selected articles, Steven Pinker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Formal models of language learning -- A computational theory of the mental imagery medium -- Rules and connections in human language / with Alan Prince -- When does human object recognition use a viewer-centered reference frame? / with Michael Tarr -- Natural language and natural selection / with Paul Bloom -- The acquisition of argument structure -- The nature of human concepts : evidence from an unusual source / with Alan Prince -- Why nature and nurture won't go away -- The faculty of language : what's special about it? / with Ray Jackendoff -- So how does the mind work? -- Deep commonalities between life and mind -- Rationales for indirect speech : the theory of the strategic speaker / with James Lee -- The cognitive niche : coevolution of intelligence, sociality, and language
Control code
FIEb17462708
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 378 pages
Isbn
9780199328741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP) 2013010222
  • (OCoLC)830089513
Label
Language, cognition, and human nature : selected articles, Steven Pinker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Formal models of language learning -- A computational theory of the mental imagery medium -- Rules and connections in human language / with Alan Prince -- When does human object recognition use a viewer-centered reference frame? / with Michael Tarr -- Natural language and natural selection / with Paul Bloom -- The acquisition of argument structure -- The nature of human concepts : evidence from an unusual source / with Alan Prince -- Why nature and nurture won't go away -- The faculty of language : what's special about it? / with Ray Jackendoff -- So how does the mind work? -- Deep commonalities between life and mind -- Rationales for indirect speech : the theory of the strategic speaker / with James Lee -- The cognitive niche : coevolution of intelligence, sociality, and language
Control code
FIEb17462708
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 378 pages
Isbn
9780199328741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP) 2013010222
  • (OCoLC)830089513

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