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Title: The Evolutionary Emergence of Language
Subtitle: Evidence and Inference
Edited By: Rudolf P. Botha
Martin Everaert
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Series Title: Oxford Studies in the Evolution of Language
Description:

The book presents new and stimulating approaches to the study of language evolution and considers their implications for future research. Leading scholars from linguistics, primatology, anthroplogy, and cognitive science consider how language evolution can be understood by means of inference from the study of linked or analogous phenomena in language, animal behaviour, genetics, neurology, culture, and biology. In their introduction the editors show how these approaches can be interrelated and deployed together through their use of comparable forms of inference and the similar conditions they place on the use of evidence.

The Evolutionary Emergence of Language will interest everyone concerned with this intriguing and important subject, including those in linguistics, biology, anthropology, archaeology, neurology, and cognitive science.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Anthropological Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9780199654857
Pages: 368
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ISBN-13: 9780199654840
Pages: 368
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