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Language evolution

Salikoko S. Mufwene

Language evolution

contact, competition and change

by Salikoko S. Mufwene

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Published by Continuum in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Linguistic change,
  • Creole dialects,
  • Language and languages -- Variation,
  • Languages in contact,
  • Language obsolescence

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSalikoko S. Mufwene.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP142 .M84 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16490418M
    ISBN 109780826493699, 9780826493705
    LC Control Number2008005678

    The selection first underscores the sociocultural dimensions of language change and language evolution and speech style. Discussions focus on the relation of speech style and language evolution, linguistic evidence of language evolution, autonomy of code and style, language contact phenomena, and extension of the concept of language. Sep 24,  · C. J. Polychroniou: Noam, in your recently published book with Robert C. Berwick (Why Only Us: Language and Evolution, MIT Press ), you address the question of the evolution of language from the perspective of language as part of the biological world. This was also the theme of your talk at an international physics conference held this Author: Merula Furtado.

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. For several decades, computer modeling and simulations have offered a novel approach to the problems of language evolution. In this book, the authors’ working premise is that artificial reality strategies support a bottom-up, incremental approach to theoretical and pragmatic linguistics.

    A work that reveals the profound links between the evolution, acquisition, and processing of language, and proposes a new integrative framework for the language sciences. Language is a hallmark of the human species; the flexibility and unbounded expressivity of our linguistic abilities is unique in the biological world. In this book, Morten Christiansen and Nick Chater argue that to understand. The Interplay of Genetic and Cultural Factors in Ongoing Language Evolution. PDF ( KB) Language Diversity as a Resource for Understanding Cultural Evolution. PDF ( KB) Language Acquisition as a Cultural Process. PDF ( KB) Phylogenetic Models of Language Change: Three New Questions. PDF ( KB) Cultural.


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Edited in collaboration with FoLLI, the Association of Logic, Language and Information, this volume is based on a selection of papers of two international conferences, one organised at ESSLLI in on language, games, and evolution, and the other organised at the ZAS in Berlin on games and decisions in pragmatics in The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief is a bestselling book by Francis Collins in which he advocates theistic evolution.

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