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Toward an evolutionary biology of language

Author: Philip Lieberman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.
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"In this book, the leading evolutionary theorist of language draws on evidence from evolutionary biology, genetics, physical anthropology, anatomy, and neuroscience to provide a framework for studying the evolution of human language and cognition."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lieberman, Philip.
Toward an evolutionary biology of language.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607840525
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Lieberman
ISBN: 0674021843 9780674021846
OCLC Number: 62766735
Description: xi, 427 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The mark of evolution --
2. Primitive and derived features of language --
3. The singularity of speech --
4. The neural bases of language --
5. Motor control and the evolution of language --
6. The gift of tongue --
7. Linguistic issues --
8. Where we might go.
Responsibility: Philip Lieberman.

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Discussions of language tend to start from the assumption that it is a uniquely human trait without antecedent in the animal kingdom. Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language forcefully challenges Read more...

 
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