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Language in Prehistory (Approaches to the Evolution of Language)
By imusti
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mpn: 7 b/w illus. 8 tables, ean: 9781107692596, isbn: 1107692598,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
For ninety per cent of our history, humans have lived as 'hunters and gatherers', and for most of this time as talking individuals. No direct evidence for the origin and evolution of language exists; we do not even know if early humans had language, either spoken or signed. Taking an anthropological perspective, Alan Barnard acknowledges this difficulty and argues that we can nevertheless infer a great deal about our linguistic past from what is around us in the present. Hunter-gatherers still

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
By McWhorter, John
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mpn: 9781592404940, ean: 9781592404940, isbn: 1592404944,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews
A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammarWhy do we say “I am reading a catalog” instead of “I read a catalog”? Why do we say “do” at all? Is the way we speak a reflection of our cultural values? Delving into these provocative topics and more, Our Magnificent Bastard Language distills hundreds of years of fascinating lore into one lively history.Covering such turning points as the little-known Celtic and Welsh

Language and Human Behavior (Jessie and John Danz Lectures)
By University of Washington Press
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ean: 9780295974583, isbn: 0295974583,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 293 reviews
“What this book proposes to do,” writes Derek Bickerton, “is to stand the conventional wisdom of the behavioral sciences on its head: instead of the human species growing clever enough to invent language, it will view that species as blundering into language and, as a direct result of that, becoming clever.” According to Bickerton, the behavioral sciences have failed to give an adequate account of human nature at least partly because of the conjunction and mutual reinforcement of two

Darwinism and the Linguistic Image: Language, Race, and Natural Theology in the Nineteenth Century (New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History)
By Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press
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ean: 9780801872440, isbn: 0801872448,

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In the nineteenth century, philology―especially comparative philology―made impressive gains as a discipline, thus laying the foundation for the modern field of linguistics. In Darwinism and the Linguistic Image, Stephen G. Alter examines how comparative philology provided a genealogical model of language that Darwin, as well as other scientists and language scholars, used to construct rhetorical parallels with the common-descent theory of evolution.Used Book in Good Condition.

By Adam Brandenburger
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This volume contains eight papers written by Adam Brandenburger and his co-authors over a period of 25 years. These papers are part of a program to reconstruct game theory in order to make what players believe about a game a central feature of the theory. The program — now called epistemic game theory — extends the classical definition of a game model to include not only the game matrix or game tree, but also what each player believes about how the game will be played, and even higher-order

Meaningful Games: Exploring Language with Game Theory (The MIT Press)
By The MIT Press
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ean: 9780262016179, isbn: 0262016176,

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An engaging introduction to the use of game theory to study lingistic meaning.In Meaningful Games, Robin Clark explains in an accessible manner the usefulness of game theory in thinking about a wide range of issues in linguistics. Clark argues that we use grammar strategically to signal our intended meanings: our choices as speaker are conditioned by what choices the hearer will make interpreting what we say. Game theory―according to which the outcome of a decision depends on the choices of

Language in Cognition: Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them
By Brand: Wiley-Blackwell
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ean: 9781405158824, isbn: 1405158824,

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This textbook explores the ways in which language informs thestructure and function of the human mind, offering a point ofentry into the fascinating territory of cognitive science. Focusingmainly on syntactic issues, Language in Cognition is aunique contribution to this burgeoning field of study. Guides undergraduate students through the core questions oflinguistics and cognitive science, and provides tools that willhelp them think about the field in a structured wayUses the study of language

Why We Talk: The Evolutionary Origins of Language (Oxford Studies in the Evolution of Language)
By Oxford University Press
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780199563463, isbn: 0199563462,

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Jean-Louis Dessalles explores the co-evolutionary paths of biology, culture, and the great human edifice of language, linking the evolution of the language to the general evolutionary history of humankind. He provides searchingly original answers to such fundamental paradoxes as to whether we acquired our greatest gift in order to talk or so as to be able to think, and as to why human beings should, as experience constantly confirms, contribute information for the well-being of others at their

Speaking Our Minds: Why human communication is different, and how language evolved to make it special
By Palgrave MacMillan
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ean: 9781137334565, isbn: 1137334568,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 271 reviews
Language is an essential part of what makes us human. Where did it come from? How did it develop into the complex system we know today? And what can an evolutionary perspective tell us about the nature of language and communication?Drawing on a range of disciplines including cognitive science, linguistics, anthropology and evolutionary biology, Speaking Our Minds explains how language evolved and why we are the only species to communicate in this way. Written by a rising star in the field, this

The Recursive Mind: The Origins of Human Language, Thought, and Civilization - Updated Edition
By Princeton University Press
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ean: 9780691160948, isbn: 0691160945,

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The Recursive Mind challenges the commonly held notion that language is what makes us uniquely human. In this compelling book, Michael Corballis argues that what distinguishes us in the animal kingdom is our capacity for recursion: the ability to embed our thoughts within other thoughts. ''I think, therefore I am,'' is an example of recursive thought, because the thinker has inserted himself into his thought. Recursion enables us to conceive of our own minds and the minds of others. It also

Genes, Peoples, and Languages
By University of California Press
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mpn: 12 figures, 9 maps, 4 tables, ean: 9780520228733, isbn: 9780520228733,

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Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was among the first to ask whether the genes of modern populations contain a historical record of the human species. Cavalli-Sforza and others have answered this question—anticipated by Darwin—with a decisive yes. Genes, Peoples, and Languages comprises five lectures that serve as a summation of the author's work over several decades, the goal of which has been nothing less than tracking the past hundred thousand years of human evolution.Cavalli-Sforza raises

From Hand to Mouth: The Origins of Language
By Princeton University Press
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ean: 9780691116730, isbn: 0691116733,

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It is often said that speech is what distinguishes us from other animals. But are we all talk? What if language was bequeathed to us not by word of mouth, but as a hand-me-down? The notion that language evolved not from animal cries but from manual and facial gestures--that, for most of human history, actions have spoken louder than words--has been around since Condillac. But never before has anyone developed a full-fledged theory of how, why, and with what effects language evolved from a

The Evolution of Human Language: Biolinguistic Perspectives (Approaches to the Evolution of Language)
By Brand: Cambridge University Press
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ean: 9780521736251, isbn: 0521736250,

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The way language as a human faculty has evolved is a question that preoccupies researchers from a wide spread of disciplines. In this book, a team of writers has been brought together to examine the evolution of language from a variety of such standpoints, including language's genetic basis, the anthropological context of its appearance, its formal structure, its relation to systems of cognition and thought, as well as its possible evolutionary antecedents. The book includes Hauser, Chomsky,

Language and Species
By University of Chicago Press
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ean: 9780226046112, isbn: 0226046117,

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Language and Species presents the most detailed and well-documented scenario to date of the origins of language. Drawing on ''living linguistic fossils'' such as ''ape talk,'' the ''two-word'' stage of small children, and pidgin languages, and on recent discoveries in paleoanthropology, Bickerton shows how a primitive ''protolanguage'' could have offered Homo erectus a novel ecological niche. He goes on to demonstrate how this protolanguage could have developed into the languages we speak

From Lucy To Language
By Brand: Simon Schuster
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ean: 9780684810232, isbn: 0684810239,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews
In 1974 in a remote region of Ethiopia, Donald Johanson, then one of America's most promising young paleoanthropologists, discovered ''Lucy'', the oldest, best preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ever found. This discovery prompted a complete reevaluation of previous evidence for human origins. In the years since this dramatic discovery Johanson has continued to scour East Africa's Great rift Valley for the earliest evidence of human origins. In 1975 this team unearthed the ''First

The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved from Our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans
By Greenspan, Stanley I./ Shanker, Stuart G.
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780306814495, isbn: 0306814498,

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In the childhood of every human being and at the dawn of human history there is an amazing and, until now, unexplained leap from simple genetically programmed behavior to language, symbolic thinking, and culture. In The First Idea, Stanley Greenspan and Stuart Shanker explore this missing link and offer brilliant new insights into two longstanding questions: how human beings first create symbols and how these abilities evolved and were transmitted across generations over millions of years. From

Human Evolution, Language and Mind: A Psychological and Archaeological Inquiry
By Cambridge University Press
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ean: 9780521576352, isbn: 0521576350,

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The question of how modern human behaviour emerged from pre-human hominid behaviour is central to discussions of human evolution. This important book argues that the capacity to use signs in a symbolic way, identified by the authors as language, is the basis for behaviour that can be described as human. The book is the product of a unique collaboration between the key disciplines in the debate about human evolution and mentality - psychology and archaeology. It investigates the significance and

The Language of Genetics: An Introduction (Templeton Science and Religion Series)
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ean: 9781599473437, isbn: 9781599473437,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews
The Language of Genetics: An Introduction is the seventh title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties. In this volume, Dr. Denis R. Alexander offers readers a basic toolkit of information, explanations, and ideas that can help us grasp something of the fascination and the challenge of the language of genetics.Alexander surveys the big picture,

The Truth about Language: What It Is and Where It Came From
By University Of Chicago Press
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ean: 9780226287195, isbn: 9780226287195,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 283 reviews
Evolutionary science has long viewed language as, basically, a fortunate accident—a crossing of wires that happened to be extraordinarily useful, setting humans apart from other animals and onto a trajectory that would see their brains (and the products of those brains) become increasingly complex.   But as Michael C. Corballis shows in The Truth about Language, it’s time to reconsider those assumptions. Language, he argues, is not the product of some “big bang” 60,000 years ago, but

The Teilhard Lexicon: Understanding the Language, Terminology and Vision of the Writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: The First English-language Dictionary of his Writings
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ean: 9781845190477, isbn: 1845190475,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 179 reviews
Teilhard's work as a paleontologist confirmed his commitment as priest and scientist. He saw the human species as the leading shoot of evolution, and suggested that it is increasingly capable of influencing, for good or ill, the future course of planetary and cosmic evolution. His works construct a synthesis of mysticism, spirit, science and faith. His seminal contribution to twentieth-century thought was recognized by the world community at the UNESCO symposium held in his honor in Paris in

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