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4.0 out of 5 stars Needs Thought, But The Thought Is Most Stimulating, 18 Nov 2012
This review is from: Words And Rules (Science Masters) (Paperback)
Pinker is a highly respected linguistic scientist, and amongst that select band he is a supreme communicator, one with a common touch which makes his books as approachable as any to the non-specialist, even lay reader. As in his other magnificent works, 'Words and Rules' goes har beyond linguistics, and deals with weighty items such as the mechanisms of thought. It goes into its subject of word construction to a great depth, and I admit that I was floundering as I tried to grasp the wealth of detail that makes it so stimulating. However, I found it stimulating and a pleasure to read, even if my reading had to be accomplished slowly. I got the sense that Pinker was dealing fairly with competing theories and intellectual advances, and I feel the book will introduce many people to the joys of this branch of science, however much concentration is requires to assimilate it.
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