The first word: the search for the origins of language

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An accessible exploration of a burgeoning new field: the incredible evolution of languageThe first popular book to recount the exciting, very recent developments in tracing the origins of language,The First Word is at the forefront of a controversial, compelling new field. Acclaimed science writer Christine Kenneally explains how a relatively small group of scientists that include Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker assembled the astounding narrative of how the fundamental process of evolution produced a linguistic ape?in other words, us. Infused with the wonder of discovery, this vital and engrossing book offers us all a better understanding of the story of humankind.
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display_description The search for the origin of human language has finally come of age. For centuries, progress in Ur-language research was slow and spasmodic; many scientists came to believe that there was no definitive way to answer its central questions. Then, in the past 20 years, everything changed. Linguist Kenneally shows how linguists, cognitive scientists, animal researchers, biologists, and geneticists have all contributed valuable new insights into language evolution.--From publisher description.
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table_of_contents Acknowledgments --, Bibliography --, Culture evolves --, Epilogue : The babies of Galápagos --, If you have human language --, Index., Introduction --, Language is not a thing --, Noam Chomsky --, Notes --, Philip Lieberman --, Prelude --, Prologue --, Species evolve --, Steven Pinker and Paul Bloom --, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh --, What evolves? --, Where next? --, Why things evolve --, You have a human brain --, You have gestures --, You have something to talk about --, You have speech --, You have structure --, You have words --, Your genes have human mutations --, future of language and evolution --, future of the debate --
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title The first word : the search for the origins of language
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title_short The first word :
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