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Title: Why We Talk
Subtitle: The Evolutionary Origins of Language
Written By: Jean-Louis Dessalles
Translated By: James Grieve
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199276233
Series Title: Studies in the Evolution of Language
Description:

Constant exchange of information is integral to our societies. Jean-Louis
Dessalles explores how this came into being. He develops a view of language
as an instrument for conversation rather than mental representation and
thought. Presenting language evolution as a natural history of
conversation, the author sheds light on the emergence of communication in
the hominine congregations, as well as on the human nature.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199276234
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 400
Prices: U.K. £ 35.00