Steven  Pinker

  Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading experts on language and the mind.  Pinker is the director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He received his BA from McGill University in 1976 and his PhD in psychology from Harvard in 1979. After serving on the faculties of Harvard and Stanford Universities or a year each, he moved to MIT in 1982.  Now, he is the Professor of Psychology in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Steven Pinker has won several major awards for his teaching and his scientific research.  His currently research is about Twins and Magnetoencephalography.                                                                                                     


1.      Pinker, Steven and Geoffrey H. Hartman. 2000. Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Vol 21. In Grethe B Peterson(Ed.).               The Tanner Lectures on Human Values : 2000. University of Utah Press.

2.      Pinker, Steven. 1999. Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language. New York: HarperCollins.

3.      Judith Rich Harris. Foreword by Pinker, Steven. 1998. The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do. New York: Simon & Schuster.

4.      Pinker, Steven. 1997. How the Mind Works. New York: Norton.

5.      Pinker, Steven and Diane McGuinness. 1997. Why Our Children Can't Read and What We Can Do About It: A Scientific Revolution in Reading. New York: Simon & Schuster.

6.      Pinker, Steven and Jacques A. Mehler (Eds.) 1989. Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

7.      Pinker, Steven and Jacques Mehler (Eds.). 1988. Connections and Symbols: Cognition Special Issues. Cambridge, Mass.:MIT Press.

8.  Pinker, Steven. 1984. Language Learnability and Language Development. Cambridge: Harverd university Press.