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Steven Pinker

Steven PinkerBorn: 18-Sep-1954
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Linguist, Psychologist, Philosopher

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: The Language Instinct

Father: Harry Pinker
Mother: Roslyn
Wife: Nancy Etcoff (m. 1980, div. 1992)
Wife: Ilavenil Subbiah (cognitive psychologist, m. 1995, div. )
Girlfriend: Rebecca Goldstein (philosophy professor at Trinity College)

    University: BA Psychology, McGill University (1976)
    University: PhD, Experimental Psychology, Harvard University (1979)
    Professor: Assistant Professor, Harvard University (one year)
    Professor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982-2003)
    Professor: Psychology, Harvard University (2003-)

    American Council on Science and Health Scientific Advisor
    Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Fellow
    Secular Coalition for America Advisory Board
    The Third Culture
    Humanist of the Year 2006

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Author of books:
Language Learnability and Language Development (1984)
Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure (1991)
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (1994)
How the Mind Works (1997)
Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language (1999)
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002)

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