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

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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
Language
eng
Summary
Psychologist Pinker explains how the mind works in a completely new way--by examining how we use words. Every time we swear, we reveal something about human emotions. When we use an innuendo to convey a bribe, threat, or sexual come-on (rather than just blurting it out), we disclose something about human relationships. Our use of prepositions and tenses tap into peculiarly human concepts of space and time, and our nouns and verbs tap into mental models of matter and causation. Even the names we give our babies, as they change from decade to decade, have important things to say about our relations to our children and to society. Pinker takes on both scientific questions--such as whether language affects thought, and which of our concepts are innate--and questions from the headlines and everyday life.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pinker, Steven
Dewey number
401
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P107
LC item number
.P548 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 J-791
  • P 107
NLM item number
P655s 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Thought and thinking
  • Language
  • Philosophy
  • Thinking
  • Behavior
  • Language and languages
  • Thought and thinking
  • Taal
  • Denken
  • Sprache
  • Denken
  • Sprache
  • Emotion
  • Denken
  • Philosophie
  • Psycholinguistik
  • Sprache
  • Kognition
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language philosophy
  • Thought and thinking
  • Bedeutung
  • Pragmatik
  • Semantik
  • Sprache
  • Thought and thinking
  • Bedeutung
  • Pragmatik
  • Semantik
  • Sprache
Label
The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature, Steven Pinker
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Words and worlds -- Down the rabbit hole -- Fifty thousand innate concepts (and other radical theories of language and thought) -- Cleaving the air -- The metaphor metaphor -- What's in a name? -- The seven words you can't say on television -- Games people play -- Escaping the cave
Control code
ocn154308853
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 499 p.
Isbn
9780670063277
Lccn
2007026601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o154308853
  • (OCoLC)154308853
Label
The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature, Steven Pinker
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Words and worlds -- Down the rabbit hole -- Fifty thousand innate concepts (and other radical theories of language and thought) -- Cleaving the air -- The metaphor metaphor -- What's in a name? -- The seven words you can't say on television -- Games people play -- Escaping the cave
Control code
ocn154308853
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 499 p.
Isbn
9780670063277
Lccn
2007026601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o154308853
  • (OCoLC)154308853

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