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A fascinating new theory traces the origin of language back to the development of the human pair bond and shows how language propelled human brain evolution. The greatest mystery of evolution is the development of human language, a form of communication different from anything else in nature. This exciting book advances Terrence Deacon's entirely new explanation of the most remarkable accident in the history of life. Departing from conventional theories of language as arising, somehow, once the human brain became large and ...

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    • Title: The Symbolic Species: the Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain by Terrence W. Deacon
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton
    • Print ISBN: 9780393317541, 0393317544
    • eText ISBN: 9780393343021
    • Edition: 1998
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