New Meetup: SHL Book Group for December

From: user 2.
Sent on: Thursday, September 24, 2009 8:11 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry!

What: SHL Book Group for December

When: December 27,[masked]:00 PM

Atlanta Bread Company
1850 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407

Join us for the December meeting of the SHL Book Group, when we'll be discussing Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language by Steven Pinker

MIT linguist Pinker builds on his previous successes (How the Mind Works; The Language Instinct) with another book explaining how we learn and deploy word, phrase and utterance. Pinker argues that our brains exhibit both kinds of thought, and that we can see them both in English verbs: rule application ("combination") governs regular verbs, memory ("lookup") handles irregulars. The interplay of the two characterizes all language, perhaps all thought.

The Book Group meets on the fourth Sunday of each month, from September through May, at the West Ashley Atlanta Bread Company, located at 1850 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

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