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Title: Language Acquisition, Change and Emergence
Subtitle: Essays in Evolutionary Linguistics
Edited By: James W. Minett
William Shi-Yuan Wang
Description:

Evolution of language has evolved at multiple levels--from changes in the
cognitive processes by which language is acquired in the individual, to
language change by diffusion of acquired linguistic features across
populations of individuals, to the emergence of linguistic features over
phylogenetic time scales. Evolution of language at each of these levels
interacts with that at each other level.

This volume is a collection of essays by noted researchers from diverse
fields that deals with a broad spectrum of issues in the study of language
evolution. The principle topics addressed here include:

(1) the genetic and cognitive bases for the phylogenetic emergence of
language;
(2) several distinct accounts of the underlying cognitive processes by
which children learn to acquire language;
(3) a critique of the methods employed by historical linguists in the last
century;
(4) the modeling of language evolution using mathematical and computational
techniques;
(5) discussions on the complexity of language.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: City University of Hong Kong Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): None
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9629371111
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 552
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