Finding Our Tongues: Mothers, Infants, and the Origins of Language

Finding Our Tongues: Mothers, Infants, and the Origins of Language

by Dean Falk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465002196

ISBN-13: 2900465002190

Pub. Date: 03/13/2009

Publisher: Basic Books

"In this examination of the origins of language, anthropologist Dean Falk overturns the traditionally male-centered approach to communication and presents a new theory that springs from a simple observation: parents all over the world, in all cultures, talk to infants by using baby talk or "motherese," and they have done so for millions of years." Combining…  See more details below

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"In this examination of the origins of language, anthropologist Dean Falk overturns the traditionally male-centered approach to communication and presents a new theory that springs from a simple observation: parents all over the world, in all cultures, talk to infants by using baby talk or "motherese," and they have done so for millions of years." Combining cutting-edge neuroscience, literature on child development, and classic anthropology, Dean Falk offers a potent challenge to the existing theories on the emergence of human language and communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900465002190
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Silence Is Golden 1

Ch. 2 Saying While Soothing 19

Ch. 3 And Down Will Come Baby 39

Ch. 4 How Our Ancestors Found Their Voice 57

Ch. 5 The Seeds of Language 71

Ch. 6 What's in a Name? 97

Ch. 7 She Shall Have Music 117

Ch. 8 Ancient Gestures, Modern Art 137

Ch. 9 Finding Our Tongues 161

Acknowledgments 179

Notes 181

Bibliography 215

Index 231

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