Studies in Language Origins

Volume 2

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The question of language origin has fascinated people for years. The contributions in the present book stem primarely from the papers presented at the Third International Meeting of the Language Origins Society (LOS) held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, June 1988. The contributors 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.

[Not in series, LOS 2]  1991.  xxi, 348 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Notes on contributors
vii
Introduction: Why study the origin of language?
Walburga von Raffler-Engel
xv
The origin of language according to the Bible
H. Lyn White Miles
1
Relationships of language evolution to hominid population expansion from lower paleolithic times onward
Gordon W. Hewes
21
The origin of human language
Brunetto Chiarelli
35
On the origins of language and self-consciousness
Abraham Jonker
41
Evolution of the cerebellum: Did it contribute to the evolution of language?
Henrietta C. Leiner and Alan L. Leiner
51
Are male and female Homo sapiens selected for different auditory stimuli?
Hal J. Daniel
65
Defining language
Roger W. Wescott
77
Processes of communication in the origins of language
Michael Tomasello
85
On dating the origin of the modern form of language
James L. Fidelholtz
99
Signing & speaking: competitors, alternatives, or incompatibles?
William C. Stokoe
115
The motor theory of language
Robin Allott
123
A world map of hypothesized language affiliations
Mary Ritchie Key
159
Paleolexicology: A tool toward language origins
John D. Bengtson
175
Evolutionary patterns in linguistics
Bernard H. Bichakjian
187
Some observations on evolutionary concepts in current linguistics
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
225
On metaphoric communication as the original protolanguage
Claire Lindegren Lerman
245
Semantic polarity and the origin of language
Edna Aphek and Yishai Tobin
263
Desiderata for an evolutionary account of the origins of language
David Smillie
285
Intonation and the phonemic inventory
Leonard Rolfe
299
Paleofiction and language origins
Boni Kirstein
311
Name index
331
Subject index
339
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General