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Origins of human communication

Michael Tomasello (Author)
"In this original and provocative account of the evolutionary origins of human communication, Michael Tomasello connects the fundamentally cooperative structure of human communication (initially discovered by Paul Grice) to the especially cooperative structure of human (as opposed to other primate) social interaction."--Inside jacket
Print Book, English, 2008
MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2008
xiii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
9780262201773, 0262201771
A focus on infrastructure
Primate intentional communication
Human cooperative communication
Ontogenetic origins
Phylogenetic origins
The grammatical dimension
From ape gestures to human language
"A Bradford book."