Becoming Eloquent

Advances in the emergence of language, human cognition, and modern cultures

Francesco d'Errico | CNRS & Université Bordeaux 1
Jean-Marie Hombert | CNRS & Institut des Sciences de l'Homme
ISBN 9789027232694 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
ISBN 9789027288714 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
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Few topics of scientific enquiry have attracted more attention in the last decade than the origin and evolution of language. Few have offered an equivalent intellectual challenge for interdisciplinary collaborations between linguistics, cognitive science, prehistoric archaeology, palaeoanthropology, genetics, neurophysiology, computer science and robotics. The contributions presented in this volume reflect the multiplicity of interests and research strategy used to tackle this complex issue, summarize new relevant data and emerging theories, provide an updated view of this interdisciplinary venture, and, when possible, seek a future in this broad field of study.
[Not in series, 152] 2009.  vi, 289 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This is an extremely sophisticated example of cooperative research. With such an interdisciplinary approach to language origins and diffusion, the field is bound to make progress understanding these and related issues. The scale of comparisons and syntheses, alone, are bound to result in new ways of thinking about language among Neandertals, and even earlier species, and modern humans.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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