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Published: 11 August 2005

446 Pages | 47 figures

ISBN: 9780199279043

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Language Origins

Perspectives on Evolution

Edited by Maggie Tallerman

Oxford Studies in the Evolution of Language

This book addresses central questions in the evolution of language: where it came from; how and why it evolved; how it came to be culturally transmitted; and how languages diversified. It does so from the perspective of the latest work in linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, and computer science, and deploys the latest methods and theories to probe into the origins and subsequent development of the only species that has languages.