Here, Pinker explains the mysteries of language by examining a
single phenomenon, regular and irregular verbs, from a dozen
vantage points. As the story unfolds, the reader is immersed in the
evolution of the English language over the centuries, the theories
of Noam Chomsky and his critics, the simulation of neural networks
on computers, the illuminating errors of children as they begin to
speak, the tragic loss of language from neurological disease,... more...