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The evolutionary emergence of language : evidence and inference

Author: Rudolf P Botha; Martin Everaert
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013. ©2013
Series: Oxford linguistics.; Studies in the evolution of language, 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Leading primatologists, cognitive scientists, anthropologists, and linguists consider how language evolution can be understood by means of inference from the study of linked or analogous phenomena in language, animal behaviour, genetics, neurology, culture, and biology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf P Botha; Martin Everaert
ISBN: 9780199654840 0199654840 9780199654857 0199654859
OCLC Number: 828055639
Description: xviii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: evidence and inference in the study of language evolution / Rudolf Botha and Martin Everaert --
What is special about the human language faculty and how did it get that way? / Stephen R. Anderson --
Language has evolved to depend on multiple-cue integration / Morten H. Christiansen --
Homesign as a way-station between co-speech gesture and sign language: the evolution of segmentation and sequencing / Ann Senghas, Asli Özyürek, and Susan Goldin-Meadow --
Kin selection, pedagogy, and linguistic complexity: whence protolanguage? / Maggie Tallerman --
Neanderthal linguistic abilities: an alternative view / Katharine MacDonald and Wil Roebroeks --
The archaeology of number concept and its implications for the evolution of language / Thomas Wynn, Frederick L. Coolidge, and Karenleigh A. Overmann --
The evolution of semantics: sharing conceptual domains / Peter Gärdenfors --
Speech-gesture links in the ontogeny and phylogeny of gestural communication / Jacques Vauclair and Hélène Cochet --
Exploring the gaps between primate calls and human language / Alban Lemasson, Karim Ouattara, and Klaus Zuberbühler --
Talking about the apes, birds, bees, and other living creatures: language evolution in light of comparative animal behaviour / Kathleen R. Gibson --
FoxP2 and deep homology in the evolution of birdsong and human language / Alan Langus, Jana Petri, Marina Nespor, and Constance Scharff --
Genetics, evolution, and the innateness of language / Karl C. Diller and Rebecca L. Cann.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.; Studies in the evolution of language, 17.
Responsibility: edited by Rudolf Botha, Martin Everaert.

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