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The Resource The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature, Steven Pinker

The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature, Steven Pinker

Label
The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature
Title
The stuff of thought
Title remainder
language as a window into human nature
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pinker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do so many swear words involve topics like sex, bodily functions or the divine? Why do some children's names thrive while others fall out of favour? Why do we threaten and bribe and seduce in such elaborate, often comical ways? How can a choice of metaphor damn a politician or start a war? And why do we rarely say what we actually mean? Language, as Steven Pinker shows, is at the heart of our lives, and through the way we use it - whether to inform, persuade, entertain or manipulate - we can glimpse the very essence of what makes us human." -- Publisher's website
Summary
Presents a study of the relationship between language and human nature, explaining how everything from swearing and innuendo to prepositions and baby names reveals facts about key human concepts, emotions, and relationships
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
212876
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pinker, Steven
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Thought and thinking
  • Language and culture
  • Neuropsychology
  • Natural selection
  • Human evolution
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive neuroscience
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
language as a window into human nature
Label
The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature, Steven Pinker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: London : Allen Lane, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Words and worlds -- 2. Down the rabbit hole -- 3. Fifty thousand innate concepts (and other radical theories of language and thought) -- 4. Cleaving the air -- 5. The metaphor metaphor -- 6. What's in a name? -- 7. The seven words you can't say on television -- 8. Games people play -- 9. Escaping the cave
Control code
000043315556
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 499 p.
Isbn
9780141015477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)213382006
Label
The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature, Steven Pinker
Publication
Note
First published: London : Allen Lane, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Words and worlds -- 2. Down the rabbit hole -- 3. Fifty thousand innate concepts (and other radical theories of language and thought) -- 4. Cleaving the air -- 5. The metaphor metaphor -- 6. What's in a name? -- 7. The seven words you can't say on television -- 8. Games people play -- 9. Escaping the cave
Control code
000043315556
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 499 p.
Isbn
9780141015477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)213382006

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