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Language in Prehistory

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For ninety per cent of our history, humans have lived as 'hunters and gatherers', and for most of this time, as talking individuals. No direct evidence for the origin and evolution of language exists; we do not even know if early humans had language, either spoken or signed. Taking an anthropological perspective, Alan Barnard acknowledges this difficulty and argues that we can nevertheless infer a great deal about our linguistic past from what is around us in the present. Hunter-gatherers still inhabit much of the world, ...

Language in Prehistory 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107692596

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Language in Prehistory 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107041127

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