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Language evolution

Author: Christiansen, Morten H. ; Kirby, Simon Series: Studies in the evolution of language Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 395 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0199244839Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Language Evolution Contents Preface List of Figures List of Tables Notes on the Contributors 1. Language Evolution: The Hardest Problem in Science? Morten H. Christiansen and Simon Kirby 2. Language as an Adaptation to the Cognitive Niche Steven Pinker 3. The Language Mosaic and its Evolution James R. Hurford vii x xi xii 1 16 38 4. What Can the Field of Linguistics Tell Us About the Origins of Language? 58 Frederick J. Newmeyer 5. Symbol and Structure: A Comprehensive Framework for Language Evolution 77 Derek Bickerton 6. On the Different Origins of Symbols and Grammar Michael Tomasello 7. Universal Grammar and Semiotic Constraints Terrence W Deacon 8. The Archaeological Evidence of Language Origins: States of Art Iain Davidson 9. What Are the Uniquely Human Components of the Language Faculty? Marc D. Hauser and W Tecumseh Fitch 10. The Evolving Mirror System: A Neural Basis for Language Readiness Michael A. Arbib 11. From Hand to Mouth: The Gestural Origins of Language Michael C. Corballis 12. The Origin and Subsequent Evolution of Language Robin I. M. Dunbar 94 111 140 158 182 201 219 vi Contents 13. Launching Language: The Gestural Origin of Discrete Infinity Michael Studdert-Kennedy and Louis Goldstein 14. Motor Control, Speech, and the Evolution of Human Language Philip Lieberman 15. From Language Learning to Language Evolution Simon Kirby and Morten H. Christiansen 16. Grammatical Assimilation Ted Briscoe 17. Language, Learning and Evolution Natalia L. Komarova and Martin A. Nowak References Index 235 255 272 295 317 338 385

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