7 edition of Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language found in the catalog.
June 30, 2006
by Belknap Press
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||448|
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: We use methods adapted from evolutionary biology to investigate how a large group of languages had changed over thousands of years. Map of the Austronesian language family. Credit: Vrata.
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Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language forcefully challenges this assumption. Lieberman brings together a wide range of evidence from comparative anatomy, physiology, neurobiology, genetics, neuropsychology, and linguistics to illuminate the Cited by: In this forcefully argued book, the leading evolutionary theorist of language provides a framework for studying the evolution of human language and cognition.
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Lieberman addresses ‘the nature and evolution of the biologic bases of human language’ (1), drawing on a wide array of information from human and animal studies, including linguistic, neuronal, anatomical, and philological.
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Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language is hopefully not the last book that discusses language in its true, evolutionary context. This book should prove to be of particular interest to those interested in the physical requirements for human language production.
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The science of evolutionary biology is the study of the history of life and of the processes that lead to its unity and diversity. Evolutionary biology sheds light on phenomena studied in the fields of molecular biology.However, an interdisciplinary display of network analyses for evolutionary processes remains lacking.
It is this gap we intend to fill with our book. The book is directed towards a wide readership, including biologists, who are interested in the methodological and theoretical reflections of evolution, linguists, who work on the.