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A critical introduction to language evolution : current controversies and future prospects / Ljiljana Progovac.

Author/Creator:
Progovac, Ljiljana, author.
Publication:
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 86 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Series:
SpringerBriefs in linguistics.
Springer briefs in linguistics 2197-0009
Expert briefs, 2511-0594
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Subjects:
Historical linguistics.
Grammar, Comparative and general.
Anthropological linguistics.
Cognitive grammar.
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-- Provided by publisher
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction to divergent views -- Sudden (Saltationist) approaches to language evolution -- Gradualist approaches to language evolution -- Putting it all together: the language-brain-genes loop.
ISBN:
9783030032340
3030032345
9783030032357
OCLC:
1055262329