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Introduction to Divergent Views

  • Ljiljana ProgovacEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Linguistics book series (SBIL)

Abstract

In the last quarter century we have seen an explosion of interest in the field of language evolution, and the pace is only picking up. This is deservedly so, as without understanding how human language evolved, we can hardly understand what language really is, or what defines humanhood.

Keywords

Gradualist vs. saltationist approaches Language evolution Natural selection The antiquity of language 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Linguistics DepartmentWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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