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How language began the story of humanity"s greatest invention by Daniel Leonard Everett

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Published .
Written in English


  • Origin,
  • Semiotics,
  • Human communication,
  • Language and languages,
  • Psycholinguistics

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDaniel L. Everett
LC ClassificationsP116 .E73 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 330 pages
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26935960M
ISBN 100871407957
ISBN 109780871407955
LC Control Number2017025673

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  Read "How Language Began Gesture and Speech in Human Evolution" by David McNeill available from Rakuten Kobo. Human language is not the same as human speech. We use gestures and signs to communicate alongside, or instead of, speak Brand: Cambridge University Press. No one knows when or how language began and we probably won't ever know unless someone invents a time machine.. Unfortunately, there are no fossil records for speech. Therefore, everyone who theorizes in this field is guessing, including Daniel L. Everett.. If I were grading this thesis, I .   How Language Began is a dense, ambitious text, attempting to explain the origin story generations of language; this may cause the nonexpert to occasionally feel as if she has wandered by mistake into a lecture at a linguistics conference. But Everett's amiable tone, and especially his captivating anecdotes from his field studies in Brand: Liveright Publishing Corporation.   “How Language Began” is a dense, ambitious text, attempting to explain the origin story generations of language; this may cause the nonexpert to occasionally feel as if she has.