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Patterns in the Mind: Language and Human Nature
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date January 3, 1995
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465054626
ISBN-10 0465054625
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
What is it about the human mind that accounts for the fact that we can speak and understand a language? Why can't other creatures do the same? And what does this tell us about the rest of human abilities? Recent dramatic discoveries in linguistics and psychology provide intriguing answers to these age-old mysteries. In this fascinating book, Ray Jackendoff emphasizes the grammatical commonalities across languages, both spoken and signed, and discusses the implications for our understanding of language acquisition and loss.

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from Basic Books (February 1, 1994)
9780465054619 | details & prices | 246 pages | 6.00 × 9.30 × 0.85 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Describes and explains the evidence for an innate universal grammar that provides the building blocks for all human languages
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Reprint edition from Basic Books (January 3, 1995)
9780465054626 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $20.00
About: What is it about the human mind that accounts for the fact that we can speak and understand a language?

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