The Language Instinct

  • by Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by Arthur Morey
  • 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution.
The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.


What the Critics Say

"Pinker writes with acid verve." ( Atlantic Monthly)
"An extremely valuable book, very informative, and very well written." (Noam Chomsky)


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Customer Reviews

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an insightful book about language and our brain

this book brings many new perspectives of language. it also explained a lot of things i didn't understand when acquiring English as a second language.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio