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New essays on the origin of language

Author: Jürgen Trabant; Sean Ward
Publisher: Berlin ; [Hawthorne], N.Y. : Mouton de Gruyter, 2001.
Series: Trends in linguistics., Studies and monographs ;, 133.
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New essays on the origin of language.
Berlin ; [Hawthorne], N.Y. : Mouton de Gruyter, 2001
(OCoLC)606592474
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Trabant; Sean Ward
ISBN: 3110170256 9783110170252
OCLC Number: 46935997
Description: vi, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: New perspectives on an old academic question / Jurgen Trabant 1 --
1. Biological aspects of the question --
On the subcortical bases of the evolution of language / Philip Lieberman 21 --
Origin of the human language faculty: the language amoeba hypothesis / Eors Szathmary 41 --
2. The first language --
The apparent paradox of language evolution: can Universal Grammar be explained by adaptive selection? / Manfred Bierwisch 55 --
Elementary forms of linguistic organisation / Wolfgang Klein 81 --
From potential to realisation: an episode in the origin of language / Bernard Comrie 103 --
Protothought had no logical names / James R. Hurford 119 --
The birth of rules / Jean Aitchison 133 --
How language changed the genes: toward an explicit account of the evolution of language / Daniel Dor, Eva Jablonka 149 --
3. Beyond biolinguistics --
The narration "instinct": signalling behaviour, communication, and the selective value of storytelling / Volker Heeschen 179 --
Taxonomic controversies in the twentieth century / Merritt Ruhlen 197 --
The origin of origins: a play in five acts, with a prologue im Himmel and an epilogue auf der Erde / Henri Meschonnic 215.
Series Title: Trends in linguistics., Studies and monographs ;, 133.
Responsibility: edited by Jürgen Trabant, Sean Ward.
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