Biology And Evolution Of Language / Edition 1

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Overview

This book synthesizes much of the exciting recent research in the biology of language. Drawing on data from anatomy, neurophysiology, physiology, and behavioral biology, Lieberman develops a new approach to the puzzle of language, arguing that it is the result of many evolutionary compromises. Within his discussion, Lieberman skillfully addresses matters as various as the theory of neoteny (which he refutes), the mating calls of bullfrogs, ape language, dyslexia, and computer-implemented models of the brain.
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Editorial Reviews

Bulletin of the British Psychological Society
This book will surely become mandatory reading for those engaged in studying language, whether from biological, linguistic, psycholinguistic, developmental or evolutionary directions...[for] Lieberman succeeds in integrating all these levels and clarifying their mutual relevance.
Medical Anthropology Quarterly
This is a fascinating and provocative book...The facts are presented clearly, thereby making this text accessible to a wide and diverse audience
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674074132
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 12/12/1984
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Lieberman is Fred M. Seed Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at Brown University.
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