The Biology and Evolution of Language

The Biology and Evolution of Language

by Philip H. Lieberman
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674074125
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/11/1984
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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