New Essays on the Origin of Language

Synopsis

The contributions to this volume reflect the state of the art in the renewed discussion on the origin of language. Some of the most important specialists in the field - life scientists and linguists - primarily examine two aspects of the question: the origin of the language faculty and the evolution of the first language. At stake is the relation between nature and culture and between universality and historical particularity as well as cognition, communication, and the very essence of language.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Jürgen Trabant
  • Philip Lieberman
  • Eörs Szathmáry
  • Manfred Bierwisch
  • Wolfgang Klein
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001