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The Stuff of Thought

Language as a Window into Human Nature

By Steven Pinker
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The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker

The Stuff Of Thought (2007) offers an in-depth look at language and, more specifically, what it can tell us about human nature and the complexities of the human mind. These blinks touch on everything from our ability to unconsciously detect subtle grammatical patterns to the linguistic rules surrounding politeness.

  • Readers interested in the complexity of language
  • Psychologists and language therapists
  • Students of linguistics and literature

Steven Pinker is a linguist, psychologist and professor at Harvard University. He’s also the author of a number of popular books, including How The Mind Works, and The Better Angels Of Our Nature.

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