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Language evolution

Author: Morten H Christiansen; Simon Kirby
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Studies in the evolution of language, 3.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of writings by leading scholars in the field of language evolution, giving readable accounts of their theories on the origins of language and reflecting on the most current issues and debates.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Morten H Christiansen; Simon Kirby
ISBN: 9780199244836 0199244839 9780199244843 0199244847
OCLC Number: 51235137
Description: xvii, 395 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Language evolution : the hardest problem in science? / Morten H. Christiansen and Simon Kirby --
Language as an adaptation to the cognitive niche / Steven Pinker --
The language mosaic and its evolution / James R. Hurford --
What can the field of linguistics tell us about the origins of language? / Frederick J. Newmeyer --
Symbol and structure : a comprehensive framework for language evolution / Derek Bickerton --
On the different origins of symbols and grammar / Michael Tomasello --
Universal grammar and semiotic constraints / Terrence W. Deacon --
The archaeological evidence of language origins : states of art / Iain Davidson --
What are the uniquely human components of the language faculty? / Marc D. Hauser and W. Tecumseh Fitch --
The evolving mirror system : a neural basis for language readiness / Michael A. Arbib --
From hand to mouth : the gestural origins of language / Michael C. Corballis --
The origin and subsequent evolution of language / Robin I.M. Dunbar --
Launching language : the gestural origin of discrete infinity / Michael Studdert-Kennedy and Louis Goldstein --
Motor control, speech, and the evolution of human language / Philip Lieberman --
From language learning to language evolution / Simon Kirby and Morten H. Christiansen --
Grammatical assimilation / Ted Briscoe --
Language, learning and evolution / Natalia L. Komarova and Martin A. Nowak.
Series Title: Studies in the evolution of language, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Morten H. Christiansen, Simon Kirby.
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