The Evolution of Language from Pre-Language

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The contributors to this volume are linguists, psychologists, neuroscientists, primatologists, and anthropologists who share the assumption that language, just as mind and brain, are products of biological evolution. The rise of human language is not viewed as a serendipitous mutation that gave birth to a unique linguistic organ, but as a gradual, adaptive extension of pre-existing mental capacities and brain structures. The contributors carefully study brain mechanisms, diachronic change, language acquisition, and the ...

The Evolution of Language from Pre-Language 2002, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9781588112385

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