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TitleA Critical Introduction to Language Evolution [electronic resource] : Current Controversies and Future Prospects / by Ljiljana Progovac
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03235-7
Descript XIV, 86 p. 17 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

This book provides a critical introduction to the current views and controversies regarding language evolution. It sheds new light on hot topics such as: How ancient is language? Did Neanderthals have some form of language? Did language evolve gradually and incrementally, through stages, or suddenly, in one leap, in all its complexity? Does language evolution involve natural selection or not? This book is essential reading for scholars and students interested in language evolution, especially those in the fields of linguistics, psychology, biology, anthropology, and neuroscience.


CONTENT

Editor introduction; Helen Aristar-Dry -- 1. Introduction to Divergent Views -- 2. Sudden (Saltationist) Approaches to Language Evolution -- 3. Gradualist Approaches to Language Evolution -- 4. Putting it all Together: The Language-Brain-Genes Loop


Historical linguistics Grammar Comparative and general Linguistic anthropology Cognitive grammar Language History. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/N61000 Syntax. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/N45000 Popular Science in Linguistics. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/Q27000 Linguistic Anthropology. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/X12020 Cognitive Linguistics. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/N58000



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