First Word The Search for the Origins of Language
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Description: An accessible exploration of a burgeoning new field: the incredible evolution of language The first popular book to recount the exciting, very recent developments in tracing the origins of language, The First Wordis 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 apein 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/27/2008
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Language is not a Thing|
|Steven Pinker and Paul Bloom|
|If you have Human Language ...|
|You have something to talk about|
|You have words|
|You have gestures|
|You have speech|
|You have structure|
|You have a human brain|
|Your genes have human mutations|
|Why things evolve|
|The future of the debate|
|The future of language and evolution|
|Epilogue: The babies of Galapagos|