Posted by: Dirk | April 17, 2007

(Book review) From molecule to metaphor

Jerome Feldman wrote a nice book on the question of how language came to be. It is readable for outsiders (and has some little jokes that make you smile once in a while). By taking you step to step to the concept of a neural theory of language the book can be read in rounds. For me, the theory it develops looks quite satisfactory. Noam Chomsky is one of the guys I would like to comment on this book, maybe sometime in the future he does. Buy this book if you want to know how we construct and communicate information to others and how we use context, experience and grammar to understand. It probably won’t help you with your Econ 101 class though.

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