The Stuff of Thought
- Language as a Window into Human Nature
- Sprecher: Dean Olsher
- Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 37 Min.
- Gekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 08.08.2007
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Penguin Audio
With his signature wit and style, Pinker takes on scientific questions like whether language affects thought, as well as forays into everyday life: why is bulk e-mail called spam, and how do romantic comedies get such mileage out of the ambiguities of dating?
The Stuff of Thought is a brilliantly crafted and highly readable work that will appeal to fans of everything from The Selfish Gene and Blink to Eats, Shoots & Leaves.
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"[Pinker's] vivid prose and down-to-earth attitude will once again attract an enthusiastic audience outside academia." ( Publishers Weekly)
Von Marc Dierckx Am hilfreichsten 10.03.2016
Don't tell me I didn't tell you!
If you are on the hunt for a treasure trove about semantics and semiotics this could be your find. It contains many "aha"-moments, many intricacies of hidden thoughts expressed in your verbal utturances as well as the enlightment that a native speaker gets the guts feeling of the language by just being a native speaker. The theories in the book and the resulting knowledge about our mindsets are the product of the many big data experiments on language that have been run in recent decades in the search for NLP. They are the proof that indeed computers are contributing to a better understanding of who we are and how we think. In any case a book that I will reread from time to time to get myself acquainted with the details that I failed to uncover during the first persual of the trove.