Studies in Language Origins

Volume 1

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The question of language origin has fascinated people for years. Traditionally, humanists like linguists and philosophers attempted to solve it with limited success. In the last decades, however, the sciences have begun to study the same question seemingly with more success. This book is the result of the activities of a group of scholars, members of the Language Origins Society, who approach the problem not only from the viewpoint of linguistics, but also from that of anatomy, physiology, social sciences, physical anthropology, paleoanthropology, paleontology, comparative zoology, general biology, ethology, evolutionary biology and psychology. The volume thus clearly reflects the interdisciplinary approach the Language Origins Society is advocating. Since this book is the first of a series meant for the general scholar, it attempts to avoid specialist jargon. Hence it is equally useful for student courses in linguistics, social sciences, communication science, ethology, evolutionary biology and speech therapy.

[Not in series, LOS 1]  1989.  xxii, 332 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Notes on contributors
vii
Introduction: Language origins: A fresh start
Bernard H. Bichakjian
xv
The origin of language: The general problem
Robin Allott
1
Gesture and deixis
Leonard Rolfe
25
Moulded gestures and guided syntax: Scenario of a linguistic breakthrough
Shun-chiu Yau
33
A student of oral traditions looks at the origins of language
Robert Payson Creed
43
The meaning of duality of patterning and its importance in language evolution
Edward G. Pulleyblank
53
Language origins and the red marble theory
Mary Ritchie Key
67
Glossogenesis in endolinguistic and exolinguistic perspective: Palaeoanthropological data
Éric de Grolier
73
The Upper Palaeolithic expansion of supernaturalism and the advent of fully developed spoken language
Gordon W. Hewes
139
The domestication of fire and the origins of language
J. Goudsblom
159
The evolutionary history of the human speech organs
Jan Wind
173
The Aquatic Ape Theory and the origin of speech
Elaine Morgan
199
Language innateness and speech pathology
Bernard H. Bichakjian
209
Language origin and the Island of Reil (Insula Reilii)
F.J. Irsigler
233
The vestibular system and language evolution
Hal J. Daniel
257
Acoustical communication in birds and its differences from human language
André A. Dhondt, Marcel Lambrechts and Luc Bijnens
273
Speech act taxonomy, chimpanzee communication, and the evolutionary basis of language
Nira Reiss
283
Author index
305
Subject index
313
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  94644542