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作者 Botha, Rudolf P., author
書名 Language evolution : the Windows approach / Rudolf Botha
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9781107135130 (hardback)
9781316501078 (paperback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  P116 .B66 2016    在架上    30630020092803
說明 x, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Approaches to the evolution of language
附註 "How can we unravel the evolution of language, given that there is no direct evidence about it? Rudolf Botha addresses this intriguing question in his fascinating new book. Inferences can be drawn about language evolution from a range of other phenomena, serving as windows into this prehistoric process. These include shell-beads, fossil skulls and ancestral brains, modern pidgin and creole languages, homesign systems and emergent sign languages, modern motherese, language use of modern hunter-gatherers, first language acquisition, similarities between language and music, and comparative animal behaviour. The first systematic analysis of the Windows Approach, it will be of interest to students and researchers in many disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, palaeontology and primatology, as well as anyone interested in how language evolved"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-311) and index
Part I. Preliminaries -- The Windows Approach -- Conceptual foundations of the approach -- Part II. Correlate Windows -- Sea shells, ancient beads and Middle Stone Age symbols -- Fossil skulls and ancestral brains -- Part III. Analogue Windows -- Incipient pidgins and creoles -- Homesign systems and emergent sign languages -- Modern motherese -- Hunter-gatherers' use of language -- Language acquisition -- Part IV. Abduction Windows -- Modern music and language -- Comparative animal behaviour -- Part V. Epilogue -- A tool fit for demystifying language evolution?
主題 Language and languages -- Origin
Human evolution -- Social life and customs
Linguistic paleontology -- Social life and customs
Anthropological linguistics
Historical linguistics
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