Published May 1989
by John Benjamins Publishing Co .
Written in English
|Contributions||Jan Wind (Editor), Bernhard H. Bichakjian (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||332|
The origins of language The suspicion does not appear improbable that the progenitors of man, either the males or females, or both sexes, before they had acquired the power of expressing their mutual love in articulate language, endeavoured to charm each other with musical notes and rhythm. Darwin (). Studies in Language (SL) provides a forum for the discussion of issues in contemporary linguistics, with a particular focus on empirically well-grounded research in the functionalist tradition that recognizes the diversity and variability of human languages and of communication patterns, the historical dynamics of languages, and the embedding of language in both social practices and cognition. The book presents an explanation of a very fascinating topic: how human languages change over time. When you consider that French, Spanish and Italian all started as dialects of the same language, you know something interesting underlies language by: The origin of language and its evolutionary emergence in the human species have been subjects of speculation for several centuries. The topic is difficult to study because of the lack of direct evidence. Consequently, scholars wishing to study the origins of language must draw inferences from other kinds of evidence such as the fossil record, archaeological evidence, contemporary language.
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