Steven_Pinker-Words_and_RulesSteven Pinker, author of the landmark bestsellers The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The Blank SlateÔÇöand one of the worldÔÇÖs leading cognitive scientistsÔÇöand offers an eye-opening explanation of how human beings learn and use language in Words and Rules. First published in 2000, Words and Rules remains one of PinkerÔÇÖs most provocative and accessible books, illuminating the fascinating relationship between the brain, the mind, and the how language makes us human.