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The transition to language

Wray, Alison, ed. 2002. The transition to language. Oxford linguistics, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Abstract

Linguists, biological anthropologists, and cognitive scientists come together in this book to explore the origins and early evolution of phonology, syntax, and semantics. They consider the nature of pre- and proto-linguistic communication, the internal and external triggers that led to its transformation into language, and whether and how language may be considered to have evolved after its inception. Evidence is drawn from many domains, including computer simulations of language emergence, the songs of finches, problem-solving abilities in monkeys, sign language, and the structure of languages today.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language and languages; Origin; Congresses
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199250653
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:34
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/80395

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