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The Origin of Language (Hardback)

Tracing the Evolution of the Mother Tongue

P&S History > Humanities > Language & Literature

Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Harvard Oriental Series - Opera Minora
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9781463244958
Published: 31st July 2023
Casemate UK Academic

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What can the classification of languages tell us about human origins and human prehistory? This book presents a popular account of the origin of language. It is intended for an audience with no prior knowledge of comparative linguistics, genetics or archaeology. The present volume is a reprint of the 2009 second edition of the book, and includes the text of the first edition (1994) with minor modifications, as well as the scientific evidence for monogenesis, and a Postscript recounting developments in the field since the original publication of the book.

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