The Biology and Evolution of Language

The Biology and Evolution of Language

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This book synthesizes much of the exciting recent research in the biology of language. Drawing on data from anatomy, neurophysiology, physiology, and behavioral biology, Lieberman develops a new approach to the puzzle of language, arguing that it is the result of many evolutionary compromises. Within his discussion, Lieberman skillfully addresses matters as various as the theory of neoteny (which he refutes), the mating calls of bullfrogs, ape language, dyslexia, and computer-implemented models of the brain.These data have yielded important insights on the nature of the brain and its possible aquot;wiring diagram.aquot; However ... there was a new circuit-breaker box, but nothing was labeled! ... I then determined the functional wiring diagram of the house by sequentially switching off each breaker and seeing which lights went out.

Title:The Biology and Evolution of Language
Author:Philip Lieberman
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 1984


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