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Published: 04 June 2009

248 Pages | 11 black and white half tone, 7 line illustrations


ISBN: 9780195384239

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The Interactional Instinct

The Evolution and Acquisition of Language

Namhee Lee, Lisa Mikesell, Anna Dina L Joaquin, Andrea W Mates, and John H. Schumann

  • Offers a radical view of language structure, based on evolutionary theory and complex adaptive systems theory
  • Provides evidence that the grammatical structure of the primordial form of language-conversation-is not as complex as has been claimed

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