Darwinian Biolinguistics: Theory and History of a Naturalistic Philosophy of Language and Pragmatics - Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology 12 (Paperback)Antonino Pennisi (author), Alessandra Falzone (author)
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The book proposes a model in which the continuity between human and non-human primates is linked to the gradual development of the articulatory and neurocerebral structures, and to a kind of prelinguistic pragmatics which characterizes the common nature of social learning. In contrast, grammatical, semantic and pragmatic skills that mark the learning of historical-natural languages are seen as a rapid acceleration of cultural evolution. The book makes clear that this acceleration will not necessarily favour the long-term adaptations for Homo sapiens.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 301
Weight: 4745 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
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