The Evolution of Language (Approaches to the Evolution of Language) Illustrated Edition

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Editorial Reviews


"Reconstructing the evolution of language is a daunting task but Tecumseh Fitch brings it off with style. An impressive synthesis." --Robert Seyfarth, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

"The evolution of language has been described as the hardest problem in science, fraught with conflict, entrenched views, and misunderstandings between the multifarious disciplines involved. Fitch guides us through this tangled and often treacherous domain with clarity, equanimity, and encyclopedic reach. No other book so completely, fairly, and eloquently presents contemporary notions as to how language evolved." --Michael Corballis, University of Auckland

Book Description

Since Darwin's theory of evolution, questions about the origin of language have generated a rapidly-growing scientific literature. Tecumseh Fitch cuts through this vast literature, bringing together its most important insights to explore one of the biggest unsolved puzzles of human history.

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  • Item Weight : 2.67 pounds
  • Paperback : 624 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 052167736X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0521677363
  • Product Dimensions : 6.85 x 1.1 x 9.72 inches
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press; Illustrated Edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: : English
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