Words and Rules

Professor Pinker talked about his book, Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language, published by Perseus Books. The MIT scientist looks… read more

Professor Pinker talked about his book, Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language, published by Perseus Books. The MIT scientist looks at language and how it evolved, positing that the essence of language is a mental dictionary of memorized words and a mental grammar of creative rules. Following his remarks he answered questions from audience members. close

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Words and Rules

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Program ID:
155169-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Feb 20, 2000 | 1:54pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 12, 2000 | 3:23am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Feb 20, 2000 | 1:54pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 27, 2000 | 5:35am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 19, 2000 | 4:33pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 12, 2000 | 3:23am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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