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Description - The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141015477
ISBN-10: 0141015470
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind. His popular and highly praised books include Words and Rules, How the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct. The recipient of several major awards for his teaching and scientific research, Pinker is Peter de Florez professor of psychology in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. http-//stevenpinker.com

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