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Origin and evolution of languages : approaches, models, paradigms

Author: Bernard Laks
Publisher: London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox, 2008.
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Debates the issues in the field of the origin and evolution of language through interdisciplinary perspectives from linguistics (different branches thereof), philosophy, history and prehistory,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Origin and evolution of languages.
London; Oakville, CT : Equinox, 2008
(OCoLC)654237076
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Laks
ISBN: 9781845532048 184553204X 9781845535537 1845535537
OCLC Number: 131064661
Description: 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGES: RETROSPECTIVES AND PERSPECTIVES Serge Cleuziou (CNRS), Jean Paul Demoule (University of Paris 1), Pierre Encreve (EHESS), Bernard Laks (University of Paris 10) --
Part One : ab originem --
GENETIC EVOLUTION AND THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGES. L.L. Cavalli-Sforza, Genetics Dept. Stanford University --
LANGUAGES, GENES, AND PREHISTORY, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO EUROPE. Bernard Comrie, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and University of California Santa Barbara --
POOR DESIGN FEATURES IN LANGUAGE AS CLUES TO ITS PREHISTORY. Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy, Linguistics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. --
WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT THE EARLIEST HUMAN LANGUAGE BY COMPARING LANGUAGES KNOWN TODAY? Lyle Campbell, Linguistics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand --
CONCEPTUALIZATION, COMMUNICATION, AND THE ORIGINS OF GRAMMAR. Frederick J. Newmeyer University of Washington --
THE ORIGIN OF LANGUAGE AS A PRODUCT OF THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN COGNITION Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner, University of California San Diego and Case University --
Part Two : post originem --
GENETICS AND LANGUAGE: COMPARATISM: FROM GENEALOGY TO GENETICS. Bernard Laks, University of Paris 10 --
SIMULATING THE EXPANSION OF FARMING AND THE DIFFERENTIATION OF EUROPEAN LANGUAGES. Domenico Parisi, Francesco Antinucci, Francesco Natale, Federico Cecconi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italian National Research Council --
COLIN RENFREW'S HYPOTHESIS OF THE NEAR-EASTERN ORIGIN OF THE ORIGINAL INDO-EUROPEAN PEOPLE: AN EVALUATION Jean-Paul Demoule, University of Paris 1 --
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE ORIGIN OF LANGUAGES Merrit Ruhlen Stanford University --
LINGUISTIC HISTORY AND COMPUTATIONAL CLADISTICS Don Ringe and Tandy Warnow, University of Pennsylvania and University of Texas --
WHAT DO CREOLES AND PIDGINS TELL US ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE? Salikoko S. Mufwene University of Chicago --
DOES HISTORY BEGIN BEFORE SUMER? Serge Cleuziou University Paris 1.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Laks [and others].
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