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The Origins of Language

Unraveling Evolutionary Forces

by Nobuo Masataka

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Published by Springer in Tokyo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Zoology,
  • Neurosciences,
  • Philosophy (General)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Nobuo Masataka
    ContributionsSpringerLink (Online service)
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25538563M
    ISBN 109784431791010, 9784431791027


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Non-human animals communicate in simple ways: they may be able to form simple concepts, to feel some limited empathy for others, to cooperate to some extent, and to engage in mind-reading.

Human language, however, is characterized by its ability to. When studying a language too old to have any direct information available with regards to its word origins, experts in this field apply methods of comparative linguistics.

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In B. MacWhinney (Ed.), The emer-gence of by: English is a West Germanic language that originated from Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain in the mid 5th to 7th centuries AD by Anglo-Saxon migrants from what is now northwest Germany, southern Denmark and the Anglo-Saxons settled in the British Isles from the mid-5th century and came to dominate the bulk of southern Great Britain.

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