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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: The Cradle of Language
Edited By: Rudolf P. Botha
Christopher Knight
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199545865
Description:

This book is the first to focus on the African origins of human language.
It explores the origins of language and culture 250,000-150,000 years ago
when modern humans evolved in Africa. Scholars from around the world
address the fossil, genetic, and archaeological evidence and critically
examine the ways it has been interpreted. The book also considers parallel
developments among Europe's Neanderthals and the contrasting outcomes for
the two species. Following an extensive introduction contextualizing and
linking the book's topics and approaches, fifteen chapters bring together
many of the most significant recent findings and developments in modern
human origins research. The fields represented by the authors include
genetics, biology, behavioural ecology, linguistics, archaeology, cognitive
science, and anthropology.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Cognitive Science
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ISBN: 0199545863
ISBN-13: 9780199545865
Pages: 320
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ISBN: 0199545855
ISBN-13: 9780199545858
Pages: 320
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00