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The origin of language: tracing the evolution of the mother tongue

Merritt Ruhlen - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1994 - 239 pages
Argues that proof exists that all languages now spoken on earth are descendents of a single ancestral language
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Causatives and Causation: A Universal-typological Perspective

Jae Jung Song - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 295 pages
Causatives and Causation is the first comprehensive study of causative constructions found in the world's languages. This important new research, based on a data base of more ...
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Bio-linguistics: The Santa Barbara Lectures

Talmy Givón - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2002 - 383 pages
This book examines the parallels between language evolution and language diachrony. Sociality, co-operation and communication are shown to be rooted in a common evolutionary ...
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Vico, Metaphor, and the Origin of Language

Marcel Danesi - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 190 pages
The origin of language is one of the deep mysteries of human existence. Drawing upon the work of the eighteenth-century Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico, Marcel Danesi ...
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Waorani: The Contexts of Violence and War

Clayton Allen Robarchek, Carole Robarchek - Social Science - 1998 - 202 pages
Serving as both a narrative account and a general explanatory framework for understanding violence, this case study on the psychological and cultural dynamics of violence ...
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