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The Evolutionary Emergence of Language

Social Function and the Origins of Linguistic Form

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dialectology,
  • Origin,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Linguistic Anthropology,
  • Sociolinguistics,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Linguistics,
  • Language,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / General,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics,
  • Language and languages--Origin,
  • Anthropological linguistics,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Human evolution,
  • Language and languages

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsChris Knight (Editor), Michael Studdert-Kennedy (Editor), James Hurford (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages392
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7753547M
    ISBN 100521781574
    ISBN 109780521781572

      The expression language origins refers to theories pertaining to the emergence and development of language in human societies. Over the centuries, many theories have been put forward—and almost all of them have been challenged, discounted, and : Richard Nordquist.   A noted linguist explores “the evolutionary history of language as a human invention—from the emergence of our species to the more than 7, languages spoken today.”Author: Daniel L. Everett.

    The other competing theory, posed by linguist Noam Chomsky and evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, is that language evolved as a result of other evolutionary processes, essentially making it a byproduct of evolution and not a specific adaptation. The idea that language was a spandrel, a term coined by Gould, flew in the face of natural selection.   Opposed to the evolutionary point of view, there is also debate on if language was a divine gift, or perhaps a conscious invention by early humans. Both of these theories are based on the complexity of human language. The Creation of Adam (), Michelangelo (Wikimedia Commons)Author: Alicia Mcdermott.

    Evolution of the English Language and the Emergence of “World Englishes” As technology is bringing the world closer together, increasing the contact between peoples of different languages and cultures, the English language has established itself as the tool for communication, becoming the lingua franca of today’s globalized society.   Language is the most important evolutionary invention of the last few million years. It was an adaptation that helped our species to exchange information, make plans, express new ideas and totally change the appearance of the planet. How human language Cited by:


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The Evolutionary Emergence of Language covers the origins and early evolution of language. Its main purpose is to synthesize current thinking on this topic, particularly from a standpoint in theoretical linguistics. It is suitable for students of human evolution, evolutionary psychology, linguistic anthropology and general : Paperback.

The evolutionary emergence of language. This paper reviews a recently developed evolutionary approach to language that casts doubt on this assumption: the Iterated Learning Model (ILM. About this book. The Evolutionary Emergence of Language 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 Price Range: £ - £ 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.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Format: Paperback. A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library.

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data The Evolutionary emergence of language: social function and the origins of linguistic form / [edited by] Chris Knight, Michael Studdert-Kennedy, James R.

Hurford. Includes bibliographical references and Size: 83KB. This book, presenting language as a remarkable social adaptation, testifies to the growing influence of evolutionary thinking in contemporary linguistics.

It will be welcomed by all those interested in human evolution, evolutionary psychology, linguistic anthropology, and general linguistics. This book, presenting language as a remarkable social adaptation, testifies to the growing influence of evolutionary thinking in contemporary linguistics.

It will be welcomed by all those interested in human evolution, evolutionary psychology, linguistic anthropology, and general linguistics. The Evolutionary Emergence of Language covers the origins and early evolution of language.

Its main purpose is to synthesize current thinking on this topic, particularly from a standpoint in theoretical linguistics. It is suitable for students of human evolution, evolutionary psychology, linguistic anthropology and general linguistics.

Get this from a library. The evolutionary emergence of language: evidence and inference. [Rudolf P Botha; Martin Everaert;] -- Leading primatologists, cognitive scientists, anthropologists, and linguists consider how language evolution can be understood by means of inference from the study of linked or analogous phenomena in.

This book covers the origins and early evolution of language. Its main purpose is to synthesize current thinking on this topic, particularly from a standpoint in theoretical linguistics.

It is suitable for students and scholars of human evolution, evolutionary psychology, linguistic anthropology, and general linguistics. 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.

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. The Evolutionary Emergence of Language Edited by Chris Knight, Michael Studdert-Kennedy.

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, anthropology, 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.

This article examines the social conditions for the evolutionary emergence of language. Human psychology evolved in adaptation to a particular way of life, based on hunting and gathering.

Evolving humans compensated for vulnerability to dangerous predators by developing unprecedented forms of social cooperation, material culture, and strategies for remembering, transmitting, and exchanging Cited by: 1. The Evolutionary Emergence of Language covers the origins and early evolution of language.

Its main purpose is to synthesize current thinking on this topic, particularly from a standpoint in theoretical linguistics. It is suitable for students of human evolution, evolutionary psychology, Price: $   Emergence was not really as I expected it to be, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

The main character is an exceptionally talented, extremely intelligent eleven year old girl. This has the potential to be very annoying, but the author manages to make her more likeable using her humorous self-deprecating narration I added this book as to-read in /5.

This version of the book is a bit outdated. An interesting historical read into science, but being that most of the articles are pulled from the s, s, and early s, it 2/5. The Evolutionary Emergence of Language Language has no counterpart in the animal world.

Unique to Homo sapiens, it appears inseparable from human nature. But how, when and why did it emerge. The contributors to this volume – linguists, anthropologists, cognitive scientists and others File Size: KB. I propose here some implications for language emergence coming from multidisciplinary description of emergence.

I then try and apply these consequences on Proto-Indo-European. Emergence is a science fiction novel by American writer David R.

first appeared as a novella published in Analog Science Fiction in ; the same magazine also published Part II, "Seeking", in The completed novel then was published by Bantam in The plot follows a precocious year-old orphan girl, living in a post-apocalyptic United : David R.

Palmer. Evolutionary linguistics or Darwinian linguistics is a sociobiological approach to the study of language. Evolutionary linguists consider linguistics as a subfield of evolutionary biology and evolutionary approach is also closely linked with evolutionary anthropology, cognitive linguistics and ng languages as the products of nature, it is interested in the.Language evolution.

Oxford University Press: Oxford. pp. ISBN (hardcover). £ Book Review/Science in the Media. The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Social.The model of language change sketched here &#; the evolutionary-emergence model &#; takes the position that language is an emergent system within which language change can be modeled as an evolutionary process applied to the emergent properties of that system.

Describing language as emergent; entails that the complexity of the linguistic system is built out of smaller Author: Douglas S. Bigham.