The Origin Of Language
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📒Origin Of Language ✍ Roy Harris
✏Origin Of Language Book Summary : Public debate about language in the English-speaking world during the nineteenth century turned on the issue of how language began. The notion that language was a divine gift to humanity, not shared by lower creatures, was supported by the Biblical accounts of Adam naming the animals and of the Tower of Babel. It was still accepted by leading religious authorities. But this notion was seriously brought into question by the publication of Darwin's theory of evolution. Those who rejected Darwinism ridiculed all attempts to conjure up language out of primitive calls, grunts, and ejaculations. No animals, it was pointed out, had yet achieved communication remotely resembling the use of words. On the other side were those who held that it was possible to account for the birth of language rationally as a function of the development of human communicational needs in society.
📒On The Origin Of Language ✍ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
✏On the Origin of Language Book Summary : This volume combines Rousseau's essay on the origin of diverse languages with Herder's essay on the genesis of the faculty of speech. Rousseau's essay is important to semiotics and critical theory, as it plays a central role in Jacques Derrida's book Of Grammatology, and both essays are valuable historical and philosophical documents.
📒Theories About The Origin Of Language ✍ Thomas Schöll
✏Theories about the origin of language Book Summary : Seminar paper from the year 1996 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, University of Hannover (English Seminar), course: Topics in Psycholinguistics, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: I. Introduction The following paper introduces certain theories about the origin of the human language. These theories will reveal to which degree we can give information about the origin of language and to what extent these information are speculative or not. The first theories deal with the straight line of evolution. According to evolution, things change in the course of time and so the first theories are concerned with the development of language. These theories try to answer the question whether the development followed a straight line or not. The subsequent theories then deal with the religious and philosophical aspects in the theories about when language started. After that, biological theories are presented, before the closing of the essay with a summary and conclusion. [...]
📒Music And The Origins Of Language ✍ Downing A. Thomas
✏Music and the Origins of Language Book Summary : The search for the origins of language was one of the most pressing philosophical issues of the eighteenth century. It has escaped notice, however, that music figured prominently in that search. This study analyzes reflections on music and music theory as they appear within the logical and narrative structure of texts by, for example, Rousseau, Diderot, Rameau and Condillac, and considers the ways in which music facilitates links between language and meaning, between conceptions of an original society and an ideal social order.
📒On The Origin Of Language ✍ Jacob Grimm
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📒The Origin Of Language ✍ Merritt Ruhlen
✏The Origin of Language Book Summary : Argues that proof exists that all languages now spoken on earth are descendents of a single ancestral language
📒The Origin Of Language ✍ Eric Lawrence Gans
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📒New Perspectives On The Origins Of Language ✍ Claire Lefebvre
✏New Perspectives on the Origins of Language Book Summary : The question of how language emerged is one of the most fascinating and difficult problems in science. In recent years, a strong resurgence of interest in the emergence of language from an evolutionary perspective has been helped by the convergence of approaches, methods, and ideas from several disciplines. The selection of contributions in this volume highlight scenarios of language origin and the prerequisites for a faculty of language based on biological, historical, social, cultural, and paleontological forays into the conditions that brought forth and favored language emergence, augmented by insights from sister disciplines. The chapters all reflect new speculation, discoveries and more refined research methods leading to a more focused understanding of the range of possibilities and how we might choose among them. There is much that we do not yet know, but the outlines of the path ahead are ever clearer.
📒The Nature And Origin Of Language ✍ Denis Bouchard
✏The Nature and Origin of Language Book Summary : This book looks at how the human brain got the capacity for language and how language then evolved. The author argues that language is a system of signs, considers how these elements first came together in the brain, and examines the brain mechanisms that allowed their formation. He shows that his explanation of language origins and evolution is consistent with the complex properties of languages and that it offers insights to both language learnability andconstructions that have defied decades of linguistic analysis. This outstandingly original account will interest linguists, cognitive scientists, and others interested in the evolution of language.
📒Origins Of Language ✍ James Raymond Hurford
✏Origins of Language Book Summary : This book offers an accessible overview of what is known about the evolution of the human capacity for language and what sets human language apart from the simple communication systems used by non-human animals. It draws on a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, neuroscience, genetics, and animal behaviour.