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LINGUIST List 20.1722

Mon May 04 2009

Books: Cognitive Science: Botha, Knight (Eds)

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        1.    Jennifer Clark, The Cradle of Language: Botha, Knight (Eds)

Message 1: The Cradle of Language: Botha, Knight (Eds)
Date: 30-Apr-2009
From: Jennifer Clark <jennifer.clarkoup.com>
Subject: The Cradle of Language: Botha, Knight (Eds)
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Title: The Cradle of Language
Published: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Book URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199545865

Editor: Rudolf P. Botha
Editor: Christopher Knight
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199545858 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780199545865 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 21.00
Abstract:

This book is the first to focus on the African origins of human language.
It explores the origins of language and culture 250,000-150,000 years ago
when modern humans evolved in Africa. Scholars from around the world
address the fossil, genetic, and archaeological evidence and critically
examine the ways it has been interpreted. The book also considers parallel
developments among Europe's Neanderthals and the contrasting outcomes for
the two species. Following an extensive introduction contextualizing and
linking the book's topics and approaches, fifteen chapters bring together
many of the most significant recent findings and developments in modern
human origins research. The fields represented by the authors include
genetics, biology, behavioural ecology, linguistics, archaeology, cognitive
science, and anthropology.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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