Steven Pinker on 'Mentalese'

Narasimhan, Rangaswamy (1997) Steven Pinker on 'Mentalese' World Englishes, 16 (1). pp. 147-152. ISSN 0883-2919

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Justification offered by Steven Pinker for his theory that thought is independent of language, and that thought is couched in some silent medium of the brain ("Mentalese"), is outlined step by step and critiqued. It is argued that the theory ignores deep technical issues and is not explanatory.

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