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The Resource Language evolution : the Windows Approach, Rudolf Botha

Language evolution : the Windows Approach, Rudolf Botha

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Language evolution : the Windows Approach
Title
Language evolution
Title remainder
the Windows Approach
Statement of responsibility
Rudolf Botha
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How can we unravel the evolution of language, given that there is no direct evidence about it? Rudolf Botha addresses this intriguing question in his fascinating new book. Inferences can be drawn about language evolution from a range of other phenomena, serving as windows into this prehistoric process. These include shell-beads, fossil skulls and ancestral brains, modern pidgin and creole languages, homesign systems and emergent sign languages, modern motherese, language use of modern hunter-gatherers, first language acquisition, similarities between language and music, and comparative animal behaviour. The first systematic analysis of the Windows Approach, it will be of interest to students and researchers in many disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, palaeontology and primatology, as well as anyone interested in how language evolved"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Botha, Rudolf P
Dewey number
417/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
P116
LC item number
.B66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Approaches to the evolution of language
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Human evolution
  • Linguistic paleontology
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Historical linguistics
Label
Language evolution : the Windows Approach, Rudolf Botha
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Preliminaries -- The Windows Approach -- Conceptual foundations of the approach -- Part II. Correlate Windows -- Sea shells, ancient beads and Middle Stone Age symbols -- Fossil skulls and ancestral brains -- Part III. Analogue Windows -- Incipient pidgins and creoles -- Homesign systems and emergent sign languages -- Modern motherese -- Hunter-gatherers' use of language -- Language acquisition -- Part IV. Abduction Windows -- Modern music and language -- Comparative animal behaviour -- Part V. Epilogue -- A tool fit for demystifying language evolution?
Control code
922694613
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9781316501078
Lccn
2015040096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922694613
Label
Language evolution : the Windows Approach, Rudolf Botha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Preliminaries -- The Windows Approach -- Conceptual foundations of the approach -- Part II. Correlate Windows -- Sea shells, ancient beads and Middle Stone Age symbols -- Fossil skulls and ancestral brains -- Part III. Analogue Windows -- Incipient pidgins and creoles -- Homesign systems and emergent sign languages -- Modern motherese -- Hunter-gatherers' use of language -- Language acquisition -- Part IV. Abduction Windows -- Modern music and language -- Comparative animal behaviour -- Part V. Epilogue -- A tool fit for demystifying language evolution?
Control code
922694613
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9781316501078
Lccn
2015040096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922694613

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