Journals Higher Education



21 May 2009

248 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195384246

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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