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Wed Dec 11 2002

Books: Historical Linguistics: Wray (ed.)

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  1. bartonm, The Transition to Language: Wray (ed.)

Message 1: The Transition to Language: Wray (ed.)

Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 10:39:10 +0000
From: bartonm <>
Subject: The Transition to Language: Wray (ed.)

Title: The Transition to Language

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press		 
Book URL:
Editor: Alison Wray 

Hardback: ISBN: 0199250650, Pages: 424 pp, Price: $ 85.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0199250669, Pages: 424 pp, Price: $ 27.95

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.

Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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