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Expert Briefs

A Critical Introduction to Language Evolution

Current Controversies and Future Prospects

Authors: Progovac, Ljiljana

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  • Includes critical discussion of the controversies surrounding language evolution
  • Provides a linguistic reconstruction detailing the earliest stages of grammar
  • Accessible to non-experts
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This book provides a critical introduction to the current views and controversies regarding language evolution. It sheds new light on hot topics such as: How ancient is language? Did Neanderthals have some form of language? Did language evolve gradually and incrementally, through stages, or suddenly, in one leap, in all its complexity? Does language evolution involve natural selection or not? 

This book is essential reading for scholars and students interested in language evolution, especially those in the fields of linguistics, psychology, biology, anthropology, and neuroscience. 

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03235-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03234-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Critical Introduction to Language Evolution
Book Subtitle
Current Controversies and Future Prospects
Authors
Series Title
Expert Briefs
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03235-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03235-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-03234-0
Series ISSN
2511-0594
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 86
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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