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Speaking Our Minds

Speaking Our Minds

Why Human Communication Is Different, and How Language Evolved to Make It Special

by Thom Scott-Phillips
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Publication Date: 03/11/2014
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Language is an essential part of what makes us human. Where did it come from? How did it develop into the complex system we know today? And what can an evolutionary perspective tell us about the nature of language and communication?

Drawing on a range of disciplines including cognitive science, linguistics, anthropology and evolutionary biology, Speaking Our Minds explains how language evolved and why we are the only species to communicate in this way.

Written by a rising star in the field, this groundbreaking book is required reading for anyone interested in understanding the origins and evolution of human communication and language.

ISBN:
9781137334572
9781137334572
Category:
Anthropology
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
03-11-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
240.79x158.75x17.02mm
Weight:
0.49kg

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