Gesture and the Nature of Language / Edition 1

Gesture and the Nature of Language / Edition 1

by David F. Armstrong, William C. Stokoe, Sherman E. Wilcox
     
 

This book proposes a radical alternative to dominant views of the evolution of language, and in particular the origins of syntax.See more details below

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This book proposes a radical alternative to dominant views of the evolution of language, and in particular the origins of syntax.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521467728
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The universe of gesture; 2. The nature of gesture; 3. Are signed and spoken languages differently organized?; 4. Is language modular?; 5. Do we have a genetically programmed drive to acquire language?; 6. Language from the body politic; 7. The origin of syntax: gesture as name and relation; 8. Language from the body: an evolutionary perspective; References; Index.

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