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Sheds new light on the evolution of language
This volume contains a contemporary, integrated description of the processes of language. These range from fast scales (fractions of a second) to slow ones (over a million years). The contributors, all experts in their fields, address language in the brain, production of sentences and dialogues, language learning, transmission and evolutionary processes that happen over centuries or millenia, the relation between language and genes, the origins of language, self-organization, and language competition and death. The book as a whole will help to show how processes at different scales affect each other, thus presenting language as a dynamic, complex and profoundly human phenomenon.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Artificial Intelligence - Cognitive Psychology - Evolution - Language and complexity - Language and scales - Linguistic phenomena - Linguistics