Learning from Words

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Science  30 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5855, pp. 1384-1385
DOI: 10.1126/science.1150869

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The Stuff of Thought. Language as a Window into Human Nature. By Steven Pinker. Viking, New York, 2007. 511 pp. $29.95, C$37.50. ISBN 9780670063277.

The author addresses the question of how the mind works by considering the way in which we use words.