A Man Without Words 1st California Paperback Printing Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0520202658
ISBN-10: 0520202651
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Editorial Reviews


"A meditation on the wonders of language. . . . Susan Schaller's book is a tantalizing glimpse into unexplored territory. . . . Virtually nothing has been written about adults without language, but Ms. Schaller makes it clear that their numbers are greater than we think." -- Lou Ann Walker, New York Times Book Review

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"At the level of sheer pleasure in reading, A Man without Words is as gripping as a novel, eliciting great sympathy for both protagonist and author. . . . The question that drives it—what is it like to be without language?—should be of interest to any reflective person, and it is one of the great scientific questions of all time."—Steven Pinker, author of The Language Instinct

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of California Press; 1st California Paperback Printing edition (August 29, 1995)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 210 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0520202651
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0520202658
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.45 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.25 inches
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