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From hand to mouth : the origins of language

Author: Michael C Corballis
Publisher: Princeton (N.J.) : Princeton university press, cop. 2002.
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Bringing in evidence to bolster what has been a minority view, this text goes beyond earlier supporters of a gestural theory by suggesting why speech eventually (but not completely) supplanted  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Corballis
ISBN: 0691088039 9780691088037
OCLC Number: 469431753
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 221-246.
Description: 1 vol. (XII-257 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface vii Acknowledgments xi Chapter 1. What Is Language? 1 Chapter 2. Do Animals Have Language? 21 Chapter 3. In the Beginning Was the Gesture 41 Chapter 4. On Our Own Two Feet 66 Chapter 5. Becoming Human 82 Chapter 6. Signed Language 102 Chapter 7. It's All Talk 126 Chapter 8. Why Are We Lopsided? 159 Chapter 9. From Hand to Mouth 184 Chapter 10. Synopsis 213 References 221 Index 247
Responsibility: Michael C. Corballis.
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Provocative... The gestural theory makes for a captivating story. -- Emily Eakin New York Times From Hand to Mouth is informative and entertaining... [It] will raise awareness about the Read more...

 
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