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The unexpected evolution of language

Justin Cord Hayes

The unexpected evolution of language

by Justin Cord Hayes

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Published by Adams Media in Avon, Mass .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Etymology,
  • English language,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJustin Cord Hayes
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1574 .H39 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25361915M
    ISBN 101440542783, 1440542791
    ISBN 109781440542787, 9781440542794
    LC Control Number2012024255

      The fact that language areas develop as language is learned, that there is a fair amount of variance in their location, and that their location within the brain can dramatically shift if early damage to the region is incurred, is at least as supportive of the theory that there is not a specific language organ, but rather general cognitive. History teaches us that the future will always be shaped in large part by the unexpected and the unknowable: language is a classic case in point. Even the .

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.   His most recent book The Truth About Language explores the idea that language evolved from manual gestures. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently.

    It turns out to be the unexpected (for me) no.2 - hence minus one star. The book basically gives examples (filling almost half its content) of what changes in a number of words from Classical Latin => Vulgar Latin => Old/Modern Spanish. It hardly mentions the influence of Arabic (fro the Moors), or of languages from other by: 9. Evolutionary linguistics or Darwinian linguistics is a sociobiological approach to the study of language. Evolutionary linguists consider linguistics as a subfield of evolutionary biology and evolutionary approach is also closely linked with evolutionary anthropology, cognitive linguistics and ng languages as the products of nature, it is .


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