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Title: Approaches to the Evolution of Language: Social and Cognitive Bases
Edited By: James R. Hurford
Michael Studdert-Kennedy
Christopher Knight

This is one of the first systematic attempts to bring language within the
neo-Darwinian framework of modern evolutionary theory. 24 co-ordinated
essays by linguists, phoneticians, anthropologists, psychologists and
cognitive scientists explore the origins of the complex structure of human
language, emphasizing its social (as opposed to purely practical) bases,
and showing the mechanisms by which this structure emerges, is maintained,
and develops.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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