LINGUIST List 9.353

Tue Mar 10 1998

Books: Available for review: Sampson, Educating Eve.

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Message 1: Available for Review: Educating Eve

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 18:17:50 -0500 (EST)
From: Andrew Carnie <carnielinguistlist.org>
Subject: Available for Review: Educating Eve

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PHILOSOPHY OF LINGUISTICS

Sampson, Geoffrey "Educating Eve: The Language Instinct Debate". London:
	 Cassell.

This book is a reply to Steven Pinker's 1994 book THE LANGUAGE INSTINCT.
Pinker's book argued that detailed knowledge of language is biologically 
innate in human beings. EDUCATING EVE examines all of Pinker's arguments, 
as well as the older arguments on which Pinker relies. It claims that each 
strand of argument either is logically fallacious, or is based on false
premisses.

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