LINGUIST List 10.1241

Tue Aug 24 1999

Books: Language and Thought

Editor for this issue: Naomi Ogasawara <>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.


  1. Robin Beecroft, Language and Thought, A. Gethin

Message 1: Language and Thought, A. Gethin

Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 14:02:11 +0100
From: Robin Beecroft <>
Subject: Language and Thought, A. Gethin

Language and Thought
Gethin, Amorey
Paperback, 1-871516-72-2, 128pp, $14.95/$24.95. Intellect Books.

Argues that modern linguistics gives a false picture of both the nature of
language and of humans going on to expose elementary but basic flaws in
the account of language and thought in Steven Pinker's 'The Language
Instinct', as language is shown here to be more of an "artificial device"
than a biologically inherited asset.

Available for review. Email:

Intellect is a multidisciplinary publisher tracking contemporary and
cultural issues through its books, journals and website. Full details and
ordering at

Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue
Contributors1999 If  you buy one of these books please tell the publisher or author that you saw it on LINGUIST.

The following publishers contribute to the support of The LINGUIST List:
----------------- Major Supporters ---------------- 
Arnold Publishers
Blackwell Publishers
Elsevier Science Ltd.
Holland Academic Graphics
John Benjamins
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Lincom Europa
MIT Press (Books)
Mouton deGruyter
Multilingual Matters
Oxford UP
Summer Institute of Linguistics
---------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------
Anthropological Linguistics
Cascadilla Press
Finno-Ugrian Society
International Pragmatics Assoc.
IULC Publications
Vaxjo: Acta Wexionesia