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The Dawn of Language - The story of how we came to talk

English · Hardback

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An erudite, tightly woven and beautifully written account of one of humanity's greatest mysteries - the origins of language.

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SVERKER JOHANSSON, Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and Master of Philosophy in Linguistics, was born 1961 in Lund in the southern parts of Sweden. He is a senior advisor at Dalarna University, has conducted research at CERN in Switzerland and participated in EVOLANG, the leading international conference for research on the origins and evolution of language, since 2006.
Through a bot that he programmed, Lsjbot, Johansson is behind an estimated 8% of all articles on Swedish Wikipedia, covering everything from fungi to municipalities in the Philippines.


Summary

An erudite, tightly woven and beautifully written account of one of humanity's greatest mysteries - the origins of language.

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Women are central to the story of how humans began to use language, at least according to the fascinating hypothesis advanced by Swedish scientist Sverker Johansson in his magisterial The Dawn of Language . . . but there are many other twists and turns in this detective story of the deep past.

Product details

Authors Sverker Johansson
Assisted by Frank Perry (Translation)
Publisher Quercus Publishing
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 02.09.2021
 
EAN 9781529411393
ISBN 978-1-5294-1139-3
No. of pages 432
Dimensions 158 mm x 236 mm x 42 mm
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative linguistics

Philosophy of Language, prehistory, HISTORY / World, PSYCHOLOGY / History, Social, group or collective psychology, Language: history and general works

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