Why Only Us
Language and EvolutionBook - 2016
Two distinguished linguists addresses the enduring question of the evolution of language. They discuss the biolinguistic perspective on language, which views language as a particular object of the biological world; the computational efficiency of language as a system of thought and understanding; the tension between Darwin's idea of gradual change and our contemporary understanding about evolutionary change and language; and evidence from nonhuman animals, in particular vocal learning in songbirds.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts :, The MIT Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 215 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm