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The genesis of grammar : a reconstruction

Author: Bernd Heine; Tania Kuteva
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University press, ©2007.
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This book reconstructs what the earliest grammars might have been and shows how they could have led to the languages of modern humankind. It considers whether these languages derive from a single  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Heine; Tania Kuteva
ISBN: 9780199227778 0199227772
OCLC Number: 849464326
Description: xvi, 418 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. An Outline of Grammatical Evolution ; 3. Some Cognitive Abilities of Animals ; 4. On Pidgins and Other Restricted Linguistic Systems ; 5. Clause Subordination ; 6. On The Rise of Recursion ; 7. Early Language ; References ; Subject Index
Responsibility: Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva.
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