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The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
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Aug 15, 07

bookshelves: non-fiction
Recommended for: word nerds
Read in January, 2005

I read this book because a character in my book is a linguist, and to write him more effectively I felt I needed to know more about how language worked, rather than just how to throw words at a page (and also because I want to be JRR Tolkien). This book was extremely readable for the average joe, not only understandable but interesting and funny. Probably not wise to take his word as gospel, but as far as a crach course in language itself, this book was awesome.
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