The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Social Function and the Origins of Linguistic Form


The Evolutionary Emergence of Language covers the origins and early evolution of language. Its main purpose is to synthesize current thinking on this topic, particularly from a standpoint in theoretical linguistics. It is suitable for students of human evolution, evolutionary psychology, linguistic anthropology and general linguistics. It is the outcome of a major international conference on the evolution of language and includes contributions from many of the best known figures in this field. Very few truly interdisciplinary volumes on this topic have previously been published.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Chris Knight
  • Robbins Burling
  • Jason Noble
  • Jean-Louis Dessalles
  • Camilla Power
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2000


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