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The Stuff of Thought: : Language as a window into human nature

The Stuff of Thought: : Language as a window into human nature

Author: Steven Pinker
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The Stuff of Thought is an exhilarating work of non-fiction. Surprising, thought-provoking and incredibly enjoyable, there is no other book like it - Steven Pinker will revolutionise the way you think about language. He analyses what words actually mean and how we use them, and he reveals what this can tell us about ourselves. He shows how we use space and motion as metaphors for more abstract ideas, and uncovers the deeper structures of human thought that have been shaped by evolutionary history. He also explores the emotional impact of language, from names to swear words, and shows us the full power that it can have over us. And, with this book, he also shows just how stimulating and entertaining language can be.

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Astonishingly readable Daily Telegraph Perceptive, amusing and intelligent Times No one writes about language as clearly as Steven Pinker, and this is his best book yet Financial Times Immensely readable and stimulating. Pinker is a master at making complex ideas palatable Independent Awesome ... Pinker writes lucidly and elegantly, and leavens the text with scores of perfectly judged anecdotes, jokes, cartoons and illustrations Daily Mail
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General Fields

  • : 9780141015477
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : January 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2013
  • : books

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  • : Steven Pinker
  • : 512
  • : 512
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : Illustrations
  • : 1
  • : Illustrations
  • : 150
  • : 150