The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

By Cloud, Daniel

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9780231167925 9780231538282
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Columbia Univ.


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Reviewed on January 1, 2015  |  Arts and Humanities

Where do words get their meaning? Is the relation between things and the sounds associated with them a matter of chance, or was the evolutionary process of language much more deliberate? In this academically rigorous and original book, Cloud (philosophy, Princeton Univ.; The Lily) builds and sustains an analogy of Darwin's classical arguments—he suggests that our language ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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