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Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language

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$78.00 • £62.95 • €70.00

ISBN 9780674021846

Publication Date: 06/30/2006

Short

448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

60 line illustrations

Belknap Press

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Discussions of language tend to start from the assumption that it is a uniquely human trait without antecedent in the animal kingdom. Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language forcefully challenges this assumption. Lieberman brings together a wide range of evidence from comparative anatomy, physiology, neurobiology, genetics, neuropsychology, and linguistics to illuminate the protolinguistic abilities in other species.—Joseph T. Devlin, Science

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