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One of the world's science superstars presents a brilliantly illuminating, entertaining and cutting-edge account of how language actually works. How does language work? How do children learn their mother tongue? Why do languages change over time, making Chaucer's English almost incomprehensible? Steven Pinker explains the profound mysteries of language by picking a deceptively simple single phenomenon and examining it from every angle. That phenomenon - the existence of regular and irregular verbs - connects an astonishing ...

Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language 2015, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465072705

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language 2015, Brilliance Audio

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language 2015, Brilliance Audio

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language 2011, Harper Perennial

ISBN-13: 9780062011909

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language 2000, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060958404

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language 2000, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language 1999, Basic Books (AZ), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780465072699

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