The First Word

The First Word

The Search for the Origins of Language

Book - 2007
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A history of the quest for human language origins is comprised of two intertwined narratives that respectively trace the development of language and the process through which scientists have explored the subject, in an account that also documents the contributions of such figures as Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker.

Baker
& Taylor

A history of the quest for human language origins is comprised of two intertwined narratives that respectively trace the development of language and the process through which scientists have explored the subject.
The search for the origin of human language has finally come of age. For centuries, progress in Ur-language research was slow and spasmodic; many scientists came to believe that there was no definitive way to answer its central questions. Then, in the past 20 years, everything changed. Linguist Kenneally shows how linguists, cognitive scientists, animal researchers, biologists, and geneticists have all contributed valuable new insights into language evolution.--From publisher description.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007
ISBN: 0670034908 (alk. paper)
9780670034901 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 400 KEN
Characteristics: viii, 357 p. ; 25 cm

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