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Title: The Origins of Complex Language: An Inquiry into the Evolutionary Beginnings of Sentences, Syllables, and Truth
Written By: Andrew D. Carstairs-McCarthy
Description:

This book proposes a new theory of the origins of human language ability and presents an original account of the early evolution of language. It explains why humans are the only language-using animals, challenges the assumption that language is a consequence of intelligence, and offers a new perspective on human uniqueness. Brilliantly executed, this book draws on evidence from archaeology, linguistics, cognitive science and evolutionary biology.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Psycholinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0198238215
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272 p
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ISBN: 0198238223
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272 p
Prices: $80.00