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Origins of language : constraints on hypotheses

Author: Sverker Johansson
Publisher: Amsterdam [u.a.] : Benjamins, 2005.
Series: Converging evidence in language and communication research, 5
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sverker Johansson
ISBN: 9027238936 9789027238931 1588116298 9781588116291 902723891X 9789027238917
OCLC Number: 260046677
Description: XI, 345 S. : graph. Darst., ill.
Contents: 1. Preface, px; 2. 1. Introduction, p1; 3. 2. What is language?, p5; 4. 3. The theory of evolution, p13; 5. 4. Human origins and evolution, p41; 6. 5. Anatomical and neurological prerequisites, p77; 7. 6. Animal communication in the wild, p119; 8. 7. Can nonhumans be taught language?, p129; 9. 8. Language, mind, and self, p143; 10. 9. Hypotheses of language origins, p157; 11. 10. Why did language evolve?, p193; 12. 11. Protolanguage, p219; 13. 12. Conclusions, p243; 14. References, p248; 15. Index, p331
Series Title: Converging evidence in language and communication research, 5
Responsibility: Sverker Johansson.
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