New Essays on the Origin of Language

New Essays on the Origin of Language

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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.The new discussion about the origin of language depends to a large extent on the success of the linguistic theory of ... is mainly syntax, that language is a specific mental capacity independent of general intelligence, and that language hasanbsp;...

Title:New Essays on the Origin of Language
Author:Jürgen Trabant
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2001


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