Steven Pinker - Publications

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Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States 
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Language
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https://stevenpinker.com/

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2020 Seitz BM, Aktipis A, Buss DM, Alcock J, Bloom P, Gelfand M, Harris S, Lieberman D, Horowitz BN, Pinker S, Wilson DS, Haselton MG. The pandemic exposes human nature: 10 evolutionary insights. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID 33093198 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2009787117  0.608
2019 Mehr SA, Singh M, Knox D, Ketter DM, Pickens-Jones D, Atwood S, Lucas C, Jacoby N, Egner AA, Hopkins EJ, Howard RM, Hartshorne JK, Jennings MV, Simson J, Bainbridge CM, ... Pinker S, et al. Universality and diversity in human song. Science (New York, N.Y.). 366. PMID 31753969 DOI: 10.1126/Science.Aax0868  0.752
2018 De Freitas J, DeScioli P, Thomas KA, Pinker S. Maimonides' ladder: States of mutual knowledge and the perception of charitability. Journal of Experimental Psychology. General. PMID 30335447 DOI: 10.1037/Xge0000507  0.332
2018 Hartshorne JK, Tenenbaum JB, Pinker S. A critical period for second language acquisition: Evidence from 2/3 million English speakers. Cognition. PMID 29729947 DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.04.007  0.382
2017 De Freitas J, DeScioli P, Nemirow J, Massenkoff M, Pinker S. Kill or Die: Moral Judgment Alters Linguistic Coding of Causality. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition. PMID 28150958 DOI: 10.1037/Xlm0000369  0.722
2016 Thomas KA, De Freitas J, DeScioli P, Pinker S. Recursive Mentalizing and Common Knowledge in the Bystander Effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology. General. PMID 26913616 DOI: 10.1037/Xge0000153  0.319
2015 Ronen S, Gonçalves B, Hu KZ, Vespignani A, Pinker S, Hidalgo CA. Reply to Biersteker: When methods matter. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112: E1815. PMID 25795239 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.1503051112  0.34
2015 Rietveld CA, Esko T, Davies G, Pers TH, Turley P, Benyamin B, Chabris CF, Emilsson V, Johnson AD, Lee JJ, Leeuw CD, Marioni RE, Medland SE, Miller MB, Rostapshova O, ... ... Pinker S, et al. Erratum: Common genetic variants associated with cognitive performance identified using the proxy-phenotype method (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (2014) 111 (13790-13794) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1404623111) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112. PMID 25572966 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.1424631112  0.399
2015 Pinker S. Response to the Book Review Symposium: Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature Sociology. 49: 38038514556797. DOI: 10.1177/0038038514556797  0.322
2015 Chomsky N, Cohen JA, Cole J, Critchley S, Doniger W, Goldstein R, Hoffman E, Katznelson I, Kennedy BH, Kerrey B, Mack A, Margalit A, Navasky V, Neier A, Pinker S, et al. An open letter in support of Jason Rezaian New York Review of Books. 62.  0.346
2014 Ronen S, Gonçalves B, Hu KZ, Vespignani A, Pinker S, Hidalgo CA. Links that speak: the global language network and its association with global fame. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111: E5616-22. PMID 25512502 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.1410931111  0.42
2014 Rietveld CA, Esko T, Davies G, Pers TH, Turley P, Benyamin B, Chabris CF, Emilsson V, Johnson AD, Lee JJ, de Leeuw C, Marioni RE, Medland SE, Miller MB, Rostapshova O, ... ... Pinker S, et al. Common genetic variants associated with cognitive performance identified using the proxy-phenotype method. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111: 13790-4. PMID 25201988 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.1404623111  0.41
2014 van der Lely HK, Pinker S. The biological basis of language: insight from developmental grammatical impairments. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 18: 586-95. PMID 25172525 DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2014.07.001  0.444
2014 Thomas KA, DeScioli P, Haque OS, Pinker S. The psychology of coordination and common knowledge. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 107: 657-76. PMID 25111301 DOI: 10.1037/A0037037  0.313
2013 Pinker S. George A. Miller (1920-2012). The American Psychologist. 68: 467-8. PMID 24016117 DOI: 10.1037/a0032874  0.319
2013 Chabris CF, Lee JJ, Benjamin DJ, Beauchamp JP, Glaeser EL, Borst G, Pinker S, Laibson DI. Why it is hard to find genes associated with social science traits: theoretical and empirical considerations. American Journal of Public Health. 103: S152-66. PMID 23927501 DOI: 10.2105/Ajph.2013.301327  0.416
2013 Gleditsch NP, Pinker S, Thayer BA, Levy JS, Thompson WR. The forum: The decline of war International Studies Review. 15: 396-419. DOI: 10.1111/Misr.12031  0.315
2011 Michel JB, Shen YK, Aiden AP, Veres A, Gray MK, Pickett JP, Hoiberg D, Clancy D, Norvig P, Orwant J, Pinker S, Nowak MA, Aiden EL. Quantitative analysis of culture using millions of digitized books. Science (New York, N.Y.). 331: 176-82. PMID 21163965 DOI: 10.1126/Science.1199644  0.341
2011 Pinker S. Indirect speech, politeness, deniability, and relationship negotiation: Comment on Marina Terkourafi's " The Puzzle of Indirect Speech" Journal of Pragmatics. 43: 2866-2868. DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2011.05.005  0.357
2010 Huang YT, Pinker S. Lexical Semantics and Irregular Inflection. Language and Cognitive Processes. 25: 1411-1461. PMID 21151703 DOI: 10.1080/01690961003589476  0.43
2010 Lee JJ, Pinker S. Rationales for indirect speech: the theory of the strategic speaker. Psychological Review. 117: 785-807. PMID 20658853 DOI: 10.1037/A0019688  0.531
2010 Pinker S. Colloquium paper: the cognitive niche: coevolution of intelligence, sociality, and language. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107: 8993-9. PMID 20445094 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0914630107  0.367
2009 Sahin NT, Pinker S, Cash SS, Schomer D, Halgren E. Sequential processing of lexical, grammatical, and phonological information within Broca's area. Science (New York, N.Y.). 326: 445-9. PMID 19833971 DOI: 10.1126/science.1174481  0.773
2009 Pinker S, Jackendoff R. The Components of Language: What's Specific to Language, and What's Specific to Humans Language Universals. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305432.003.0007  0.306
2009 Pinker S, Jackendoff R. The reality of a universal language faculty Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 32: 465-466. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X09990720  0.432
2008 Pinker S, Nowak MA, Lee JJ. The logic of indirect speech. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105: 833-8. PMID 18199841 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.0707192105  0.557
2007 Pinker S. The evolutionary social psychology of off-record indirect speech acts Intercultural Pragmatics. 4: 437-461. DOI: 10.1515/IP.2007.023  0.355
2007 Pinker S, Lakoff G. Does language frame politics? Public Policy Research. 14: 59-71. DOI: 10.1111/J.1744-540X.2007.00466.X  0.398
2007 Berent I, Pinker S. The dislike of regular plurals in compounds: Phonological familiarity or morphological constraint? The Mental Lexicon. 2: 129-181. DOI: 10.1075/Ml.2.2.03Ber  0.302
2006 Sahin NT, Pinker S, Halgren E. Abstract grammatical processing of nouns and verbs in Broca's area: evidence from fMRI. Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior. 42: 540-62. PMID 16881266 DOI: 10.1016/S0010-9452(08)70394-0  0.766
2005 Pinker S, Jackendoff R. The faculty of language: what's special about it? Cognition. 95: 201-36. PMID 15694646 DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2004.08.004  0.465
2005 Pinker S, Fodor J. So how does the mind work? Mind and Language. 20: 1-38. DOI: 10.1111/J.0268-1064.2005.00274.X  0.315
2005 Berent I, Pinker S, Tzelgov J, Bibi U, Goldfarb L. Computation of semantic number from morphological information Journal of Memory and Language. 53: 342-358. DOI: 10.1016/J.Jml.2005.05.002  0.381
2005 Jackendoff R, Pinker S. The nature of the language faculty and its implications for evolution of language (Reply to Fitch, Hauser, and Chomsky) Cognition. 97: 211-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2005.04.006  0.447
2004 Pinker S. Clarifying the logical problem of language acquisition. Journal of Child Language. 31: 949-53; discussion 9. PMID 15658760 DOI: 10.1017/S0305000904006439  0.416
2004 Schaffner KF, Segerstrale U, Griffiths PE, Pinker S. Liberals Ate My Genes Metascience. 13: 28-51. DOI: 10.1023/B:Mesc.0000023263.09462.6C  0.323
2003 Pinker S, Ullman MT. Beyond one model per phenomenon. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 7: 108-109. PMID 12639689 DOI: 10.1016/S1364-6613(03)00021-4  0.677
2003 Seidenberg MS, Joanisse MF, Pinker S, Ullman MT. Show us the model [1] (multiple letters) Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 7: 106-107. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-6613(03)00020-2  0.503
2002 Berent I, Pinker S, Shimron J. The nature of regularity and irregularity: evidence from Hebrew nominal inflection. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 31: 459-502. PMID 12528428 DOI: 10.1023/A:1021256819323  0.386
2002 Pinker S, Ullman M. Combination and structure, not gradedness, is the issue. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 6: 472-474. PMID 12457898 DOI: 10.1016/S1364-6613(02)02013-2  0.614
2002 Pinker S, Ullman MT. The past and future of the past tense. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 6: 456-463. PMID 12457895 DOI: 10.1016/S1364-6613(02)01990-3  0.649
2001 Pinker S. Talk of genetics and vice versa. Nature. 413: 465-6. PMID 11586336 DOI: 10.1038/35097173  0.355
2000 Pinker S. Survival of the clearest. Nature. 404: 441-2. PMID 10761893 DOI: 10.1038/35006523  0.414
1999 Berent I, Pinker S, Shimron J. Default nominal inflection in Hebrew: evidence for mental variables. Cognition. 72: 1-44. PMID 10520563 DOI: 10.1016/S0010-0277(99)00027-X  0.413
1998 Pinker S. Words and rules Lingua. 106: 219-242. DOI: 10.1016/S0024-3841(98)00035-7  0.435
1997 Ullman MT, Corkin S, Coppola M, Hickok G, Growdon JH, Koroshetz WJ, Pinker S. A Neural Dissociation within Language: Evidence that the Mental Dictionary Is Part of Declarative Memory, and that Grammatical Rules Are Processed by the Procedural System. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 9: 266-76. PMID 23962016 DOI: 10.1162/Jocn.1997.9.2.266  0.719
1997 Pinker S. Language as a psychological adaptation. Ciba Foundation Symposium. 208: 162-72; discussion 1. PMID 9386911  0.348
1997 Pinker S. Acquiring language. Science (New York, N.Y.). 276: 1178; author reply 1. PMID 9182320  0.309
1997 Pinker S. Words and rules in the human brain. Nature. 387: 547-8. PMID 9177332 DOI: 10.1038/42347  0.339
1997 Pesetsky D, Wexler K, Fromkin V, Pinker S, Jenkins L, Maxam A, Clark R, Gleitman L, Kroch A, Elman J, Bates E, Saffran JR, Aslin RN, Newport EL. Acquiring language [1] (multiple letters) Science. 276: 1177-1181+1276. DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5316.1177  0.775
1995 Xu F, Pinker S. Weird past tense forms. Journal of Child Language. 22: 531-56. PMID 8789513 DOI: 10.1017/S0305000900009946  0.325
1995 Marcus GF, Brinkmann U, Clahsen H, Wiese R, Pinker S. German inflection: the exception that proves the rule. Cognitive Psychology. 29: 189-256. PMID 8556846 DOI: 10.1006/Cogp.1995.1015  0.64
1995 Pinker S. The language instinct : how the mind creates language Language. 71: 610. DOI: 10.2307/416234  0.445
1994 Pinker S. On language. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 6: 92-8. PMID 23962333 DOI: 10.1162/jocn.1994.6.1.92  0.304
1994 Cave KR, Pinker S, Giorgi L, Thomas CE, Heller LM, Wolfe JM, Lin H. The representation of location in visual images. Cognitive Psychology. 26: 1-32. PMID 8131378 DOI: 10.1006/Cogp.1994.1001  0.63
1994 Kim JJ, Marcus GF, Pinker S, Hollander M, Coppola M. Sensitivity of children's inflection to grammatical structure. Journal of Child Language. 21: 173-209. PMID 8006091 DOI: 10.1017/S0305000900008710  0.667
1994 Miller N, Oldham G, Pinker S. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language Antioch Review. 52: 534. DOI: 10.2307/4613021  0.424
1994 Pinker S, Bloom P. Humans did not evolve from bats Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 17: 183-185. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X00033987  0.419
1994 Pinker S. How could a child use verb syntax to learn verb semantics? Lingua. 92: 377-410. DOI: 10.1016/0024-3841(94)90347-6  0.367
1992 Marcus GF, Pinker S, Ullman M, Hollander M, Rosen TJ, Xu F. Overregularization in language acquisition. Monographs of the Society For Research in Child Development. 57: 1-182. PMID 1518508  0.687
1992 Pinker S. Learnability and cognition : the acquisition of argument structure Language. 68: 402. DOI: 10.7551/Mitpress/9700.001.0001  0.417
1992 Marcus GF, Pinker S, Ullman M, Hollander M, Rosen TJ, Xu F. Overregularization in language acquisition Monographs of the Society For Research in Child Development. 57: X-164.  0.706
1991 Gropen J, Pinker S, Hollander M, Goldberg R. Syntax and semantics in the acquisition of locative verbs. Journal of Child Language. 18: 115-51. PMID 2010497 DOI: 10.1017/S0305000900013325  0.351
1991 Pinker S. Rules of language. Science (New York, N.Y.). 253: 530-5. PMID 1857983 DOI: 10.1126/Science.1857983  0.424
1991 Gropen J, Pinker S, Hollander M, Goldberg R. Affectedness and direct objects: the role of lexical semantics in the acquisition of verb argument structure. Cognition. 41: 153-95. PMID 1790653 DOI: 10.1016/0010-0277(91)90035-3  0.347
1991 Levin B, Pinker S. Introduction to special issue of Cognition on lexical and conceptual semantics. Cognition. 41: 1-7. PMID 1790651 DOI: 10.1016/0010-0277(91)90030-8  0.31
1991 Kim JJ, Pinker S, Prince A, Prasada S. Why no mere mortal has ever flown out to center field Cognitive Science. 15: 173-218. DOI: 10.1207/S15516709Cog1502_1  0.572
1991 Tarr MJ, Pinker S. Article Commentary: Orientation-Dependent Mechanisms in Shape Recognition: Further Issues Psychological Science. 2: 207-209. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.1991.tb00135.x  0.554
1990 Tarr MJ, Pinker S. When Does Human Object Recognition Use a Viewer-Centered Reference Frame? Psychological Science. 1: 253-256. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.1990.tb00209.x  0.541
1990 Pinker S, Bloom P. Issues in the evolution of the human language faculty Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 13: 765-784. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X00081383  0.403
1990 Pinker S, Bloom P. Natural language and natural selection Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 13: 707-784. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X00081061  0.583
1989 Tarr MJ, Pinker S. Mental rotation and orientation-dependence in shape recognition. Cognitive Psychology. 21: 233-82. PMID 2706928 DOI: 10.1016/0010-0285(89)90009-1  0.546
1989 Gropen J, Pinker S, Hollander M, Goldberg R, Wilson R. The Learnability And Acquisition Of The Dative Alternation In English Language. 65: 203. DOI: 10.2307/415332  0.391
1989 Grimshaw J, Pinker S. Positive and negative evidence in language acquistion Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 12: 341-342. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X00048950  0.612
1989 Finks RA, Pinker S, Farah MJ. Reinterpreting visual patterns in mental imagery Cognitive Science. 13: 51-78. DOI: 10.1016/0364-0213(89)90011-6  0.657
1988 Prince A, Pinker S. Rules and connections in human language. Trends in Neurosciences. 11: 195-202. PMID 2471320 DOI: 10.1016/0166-2236(88)90122-1  0.387
1988 Pinker S, Prince A. On language and connectionism: analysis of a parallel distributed processing model of language acquisition. Cognition. 28: 73-193. PMID 2450717 DOI: 10.1016/0010-0277(88)90032-7  0.463
1987 Pinker S, Lebeaux DS, Frost LA. Productivity and constraints in the acquisition of the passive. Cognition. 26: 195-267. PMID 3677572 DOI: 10.1016/S0010-0277(87)80001-X  0.383
1985 Pye C, Pinker S. Language Learnability and Language Development Language. 61: 903. DOI: 10.2307/414499  0.416
1984 Pinker S. Visual cognition: an introduction. Cognition. 18: 1-63. PMID 6396030 DOI: 10.1016/0010-0277(84)90021-0  0.329
1982 Finke RA, Pinker S. Spontaneous imagery scanning in mental extrapolation. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 8: 142-7. PMID 6210748 DOI: 10.1037/0278-7393.8.2.142  0.311
1981 Pinker S. On the acquisition of grammatical morphemes. Journal of Child Language. 8: 477-84. PMID 7251719 DOI: 10.1017/S0305000900003317  0.339
1981 Pinker S. What spatial representation and language acquisition don't have in common. Cognition. 10: 243-8. PMID 7198544 DOI: 10.1016/0010-0277(81)90053-6  0.371
1980 Pinker S. Explanations in theories of language and of imagery Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 3: 147-148. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X00002223  0.404
1979 Pinker S. Formal models of language learning. Cognition. 7: 217-83. PMID 535336 DOI: 10.1016/0010-0277(79)90001-5  0.424
1979 Kosslyn SM, Pinker S, Smith GE, Shwartz SP. On the demystification of mental imagery Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2: 535-581. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X00064268  0.653
1979 Pinker S, Birdsong D. Speakers' sensitivity to rules of frozen word order Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior. 18: 497-508. DOI: 10.1016/S0022-5371(79)90273-1  0.433
1978 Bregman AS, Pinker S. Auditory streaming and the building of timbre. Canadian Journal of Psychology. 32: 19-31. PMID 728845 DOI: 10.1037/H0081664  0.553
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