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Mon Jun 10 2013

Books: The Language Phenomenon: Binder, Smith (Eds)

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Date: 10-Jun-2013
From: Helen van der Stelt <>
Subject: The Language Phenomenon: Binder, Smith (Eds)
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Title: The Language Phenomenon Subtitle: Human Communication from Milliseconds to Millennia Series Title: The Frontiers Collection Published: 2013 Publisher: Springer

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Editor: Phillippe Binder Editor: K. Smith Hardback: ISBN: 9783642360855 Pages: 251 Price: Europe EURO 74.89

This volume contains a contemporary, integrated description of the processes of language. These range from fast scales (fractions of a second) to slow ones (over a million years). The contributors, all experts in their fields, address language in the brain, production of sentences and dialogues, language learning, transmission and evolutionary processes that happen over centuries or millenia, the relation between language and genes, the origins of language, self-organization, and language competition and death. The book as a whole will help to show how processes at different scales affect each other, thus presenting language as a dynamic, complex and profoundly human phenomenon.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science                             Historical Linguistics
Written In: English (eng)

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---------------------------------- Publishing Partner ----------------------------------

Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------

Akademie Verlag GmbH

Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)


Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cascadilla Press

Classiques Garnier

De Gruyter Mouton

Edinburgh University Press

Elsevier Ltd

Equinox Publishing Ltd

European Language Resources Association (ELRA)

Georgetown University Press

John Benjamins

Lincom GmbH

MIT Press

Multilingual Matters

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

Peter Lang AG


Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


University of Toronto Press


--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

International Pragmatics Assoc.

Linguistic Association of Finland

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)

Seoul National University

SIL International Publications

Universitat Jaume I

University of Nebraska Press

Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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