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The evolutionary emergence of language : evidence and inference

Author: Rudolf P Botha
Publisher: [S.l. : s.n.], 2013.
Series: Oxford studies in the evolution of language.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Leading primatologists, cognitive scientists, anthropologists, and linguists consider how language evolution can be understood by means of inference from the study of linked or analogous phenomena in  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf P Botha
ISBN: 9780199654857 0199654859 9780199654840 0199654840
OCLC Number: 858051663
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 1 volume. : illustrations. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: evidence and inference in the study of language evolution ; 2. What is special about the human language faculty and how did it get that way? ; 3. Language has evolved to depend on multiple-cue integration ; 4. Homesign as a way-station between co-speech gesture and sign language: the evolution of segmenting and sequencing ; 5. Kin selection, pedagogy and linguistic complexity: whence protolanguage? ; 6. Neanderthal linguistic abilities: an alternative view ; 7. The archaeology of number concept and its implications for the evolution of language ; 8. The evolution of semantics: sharing conceptual domains ; 9. Speech-gesture links and the ontogeny and phylogeny of gestural communication ; 10. Exploring the gaps between primate calls and human language ; 11. Talking about apes, birds, bees, and other living creatures: language evolution in light of comparative animal behaviour ; 12. FoxP2 and deep homology in the evolution of birdsong and human language ; 13. Genetics, evolution, and the innateness of language ; References ; Indexes
Series Title: Oxford studies in the evolution of language.
Responsibility: edited by Rudolf Botha and Martin Everaert.

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