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The stuff of thought : language as window into human nature

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: London : Allen Lane ; New York : Viking Penguin, 2007.
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The Stuff of Thought is an exhilarating work of non-fiction. Surprising, thought-provoking and incredibly enjoyable, there is no other book like it - Steven Pinker will revolutionise the way you think about language. He analyses what words actually mean and how we use them, and he reveals what this can tell us about ourselves. He shows how we use space and motion as metaphors for more abstract ideas, and uncovers  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Pinker
ISBN: 9780713997415 0713997419
OCLC Number: 144596315
Description: ix, 499 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Steven Pinker.

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Analyses what words actually mean and how we use them, and reveals what this can tell us about ourselves. This work also shows how we use space and motion as metaphors for more abstract ideas, and  Read more...

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Pinker is a star, and the world of science is lucky to have him. Richard Dawkins

 
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