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The Language Hoax

By John H. McWhorter

The Language Hoax "argues that that all humans process life the same way, regardless of their language."


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Language and Development in Africa

By H. Ekkehard Wolff

Language and Development in Africa "discusses the resourcefulness of languages, both local and global, in view of the ongoing transformation of African societies as much as for economic development.. "


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Title: The Origins of Vowel Systems
Written By: Bart de Boer
Series Title: Studies in the Evolution of Language
Description:

This book addresses universal tendencies of human vowel systems from the point of view of self-organization. It uses computer simulations to show that the same universal tendencies found in human languages can be reproduced in a population of artificial agents. These agents learn and use vowels with human-like perception and production, using a learning algorithm that is cognitively plausible. The implications of these results for the evolution of language are then explored.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Cognitive Science
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ISBN: 0198299656
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 182
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ISBN: 0198299664
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Pages: 182
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