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The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution

by Maggie Tallerman (Editor), Kathleen R. Gibson (Editor)

Other authors: Stephen R. Anderson (Contributor), Michael A. Arbib (Contributor), Amy L. Bauernfeind (Contributor), Derek Bickerton (Contributor), Cedric Boeckx (Contributor)55 more, Rudolf Botha (Contributor), Robbins Burling (Contributor), Joan Bybee (Contributor), Angelo Cangelosi (Contributor), Rebecca L. Cann (Contributor), Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy (Contributor), Nick Chater (Contributor), Dorothy L. Cheney (Contributor), Morten H. Christiansen (Contributor), Frederick L. Coolidge (Contributor), Michael C. Corballis (Contributor), Francesco d'Errico (Contributor), Bart de Boer (Contributor), Frans B. M. de Waal (Contributor), Terrence W. Deacon (Contributor), Karl C. Diller (Contributor), Merlin Donald (Contributor), Robin I.M. Dunbar (Contributor), Katharine Graf Estes (Contributor), Dean Falk (Contributor), W. Tecumseh Fitch (Contributor), Susan Goldin-Meadow (Contributor), Stevan Harnad (Contributor), Bernd Heine (Contributor), William D. Hopkins (Contributor), James R. Hurford (Contributor), Vincent M. Janik (Contributor), Simon Kirby (Contributor), Chris Knight (Contributor), Tania Kuteva (Contributor), David Lightfoot (Contributor), John L. Locke (Contributor), Ann MacLarnon (Contributor), Peter F. MacNeilage (Contributor), Alan Mann (Contributor), Steven Mithen (Contributor), Johanna Nichols (Contributor), Brigitte Pakendorf (Contributor), Irene M. Pepperberg (Contributor), Amy S. Pollick (Contributor), Camilla Power (Contributor), Paul T. Roberge (Contributor), Robert M. Seyfarth (Contributor), Peter Slater (Contributor), Katie Slocombe (Contributor), Kenny Smith (Contributor), Michael Studdert-Kennedy (Contributor), Eörs Szathmáry (Contributor), Szabolcs Számadó (Contributor), Marian Vanhaeren (Contributor), Jacques Vauclair (Contributor), Wendy K. Wilkins (Contributor), Bernard A. Wood (Contributor), Thomas Wynn (Contributor), Klaus Zuberbühler (Contributor)

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics, Oxford Handbooks

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In The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution, sixty leading scholars present critical accounts of every aspect of the field. The Volume's five parts are devoted to insights from comparative animal behaviour; the biology of language evolution (anatomy, genetics, and neurology); the prehistoryof language (when and why did language evolve?); the development of a linguistic species; and language creation, transmission, and change.Research on language evolution has burgeoned over the last three decades. Interdisciplinary activity has produced fundamental advances in the understanding of language evolution and in human and primate evolution more generally. This book presents a wide-ranging summation of work in all thedisciplines involved. It highlights the links in different lines of research, shows what has been achieved to date, and considers the most promising directions for future work.The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution will be valued by everyone interested in one of the most productive and fascinating fields in natural and cognitive science.… (more)

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Tallerman, MaggieEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gibson, Kathleen R.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, Stephen R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arbib, Michael A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bauernfeind, Amy L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bickerton, DerekContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boeckx, CedricContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Botha, RudolfContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Burling, RobbinsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bybee, JoanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cangelosi, AngeloContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cann, Rebecca L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carstairs-McCarthy, AndrewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chater, NickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cheney, Dorothy L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christiansen, Morten H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coolidge, Frederick L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Corballis, Michael C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
d'Errico, FrancescoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Boer, BartContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Waal, Frans B. M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deacon, Terrence W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Diller, Karl C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Donald, MerlinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunbar, Robin I.M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Estes, Katharine GrafContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Falk, DeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fitch, W. TecumsehContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goldin-Meadow, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harnad, StevanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heine, BerndContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Kuteva, TaniaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lightfoot, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Locke, John L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacLarnon, AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Mithen, StevenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Pepperberg, Irene M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pollick, Amy S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Power, CamillaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberge, Paul T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Slater, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Smith, KennyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Szathmáry, EörsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Számadó, SzabolcsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vanhaeren, MarianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vauclair, JacquesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilkins, Wendy K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wood, Bernard A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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In The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution, sixty leading scholars present critical accounts of every aspect of the field. The Volume's five parts are devoted to insights from comparative animal behaviour; the biology of language evolution (anatomy, genetics, and neurology); the prehistoryof language (when and why did language evolve?); the development of a linguistic species; and language creation, transmission, and change.Research on language evolution has burgeoned over the last three decades. Interdisciplinary activity has produced fundamental advances in the understanding of language evolution and in human and primate evolution more generally. This book presents a wide-ranging summation of work in all thedisciplines involved. It highlights the links in different lines of research, shows what has been achieved to date, and considers the most promising directions for future work.The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution will be valued by everyone interested in one of the most productive and fascinating fields in natural and cognitive science.

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