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The origins and prehistory of language.

Author: Géza Révész
Publisher: New York, Philosophical Library [1956]
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Révész, Géza, 1878-1955.
Origins and prehistory of language.
New York, Philosophical Library [1956]
(OCoLC)645041786
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Géza Révész
OCLC Number: 1949040
Description: 240 pages 23 cm
Contents: Part I: The problem of origins --
Part II: Theories of origins --
Introduction --
Biological theories --
Anthropological theories --
Philosophical and theological theories --
The limitations of these theories --
The contact theory --
Part III: The problem of an original language --
Part IV: The language of early man --
Part V: The theory of the linguistic functions --
The teleological view of language --
The trifunctional theory --
The definition of language --
Part VI: Human and animal forms of contact --
Instincts and needs --
The sociological basis of communication --
Contact and its forms --
Part VII: The development of phonetic forms of communication --
Expression and communication --
Contact sounds --
The forms of communication and the tristadial theory --
Part VIII: The importance of the contact theory for evolution --
Part IX: The logical structure of the contact theory --
Part X: The significance of the contact theory for linguistic history, psychology and prehistory.
Responsibility: Translated from the German by J. Butler.

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