Steven Pinker

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Department of Psychology
Harvard University
Best American Science and Nature Writing The Blank Slate Words and Rules How the Mind Works The Language Instinct Learnability and Cognition Language Learnability and Language Development Edited Academic Volumes

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"Pick up this book and prepare yourself for a delicious romp through everything interesting about words. Why do kids make all those charming mistakes, and what did President Clinton really mean when he said [censored]? If you are not already a Steven Pinker addict, this book will make you one."
—Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel

"When a gifted scientist and a gifted writer are all in one, you have Steven Pinker. He takes you by the hand and leads you through the mysteries of language by studying something you will never guess, irregular verbs. It turns out to be a riveting story and totally fulfilling. I couldn't put it down."
—Michael Gazzaniga, author of The Mind's Past