LINGUIST List 8.1447

Wed Oct 8 1997

Books: Evolution of Communication

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  1. Jud Wolfskill, Book: Evolution of Communication

Message 1: Book: Evolution of Communication

Date: Tue, 7 Oct 97 15:18:34 EDT
From: Jud Wolfskill <wolfskilMIT.EDU>
Subject: Book: Evolution of Communication

The Evolution of Communication
Marc D. Hauser

Bound to become a classic and to stimulate debate and research, _The
Evolution of Communication_ looks at species in their natural
environments as a way to begin to understand what the real units of
analysis of communicating systems are, using arguments about design
and function to illuminate both the origin and subsequent evolution of
each system. It lights the way for a research program that seriously
addresses the problem of how communication systems, including
language, have been designed over the course of evolution.

Sept. 1997 * $35.00 paperback * 776 pp., 214 ill. * 
ISBN 0-262-58155-8 * MIT Press * (800)356-0343
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