The Biology of Language

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This volume brings together 15 papers on the evolution and origin of language. The authors approach the subject from various angles, exploring biological, cultural, psychological and linguistic factors. A wide variety of topics is discussed, such as animal communication, language acquisition, the essentialist-evolutionist debate, and genetic classification.
[Not in series, 75]  1995.  x, 300 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
v
Acknowledgements
vii
Chimps, children and creoles: the need for caution
Jean Aitchison
1
Some problems with an evolutionary view of written language
David Barton
19
Essentialism in language: a convenient bu fallacious premise
Bernard H. Bichakjian
33
The invention of the syllable: reflections of a humanist on the biology of language
Robert Payson Creed
61
Genetic classification and the historical method
Angela Della Volpe
73
Animal communication and human language: searching for their evolutionary relationship
Gábor Győri
99
From proto-language to grammar: psychological considerations for the emergence of grammar in language evolution
Martin Hildebrand-Nilshon
127
The biological imperatives in communicative interaction
Mary Ritchie Key
147
Ritual/representation as the semiogenetic precursor of hominid symbol use
Jo Liska
157
Language acquisition and the essentialist-evolutionist debate
David J. Messer
173
Group selection in the biocultural evolution of language: fate of the Neanderthals revisited
Richard G. Milo and Duane Quiatt
195
The biology of language: essentialist vs. evolutionist in the nature of language
Harvey B. Sarles
221
A possibility of quantum evolution of language
Wlodzimierz Sedlak
257
Biological and cultural factors in the evolution of language
David Smillie
265
Index of names
277
Index of terms
289
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2015.  In Biosemiotic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics [Biosemiotics, 13],  pp. 151 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  94049701 | Marc record