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Description - Gesture and the Nature of Language by David F. Armstrong

This book proposes a radical alternative to dominant views of the evolution of language, in particular the origins of syntax. The authors draw on evidence from areas such as primatology, anthropology, and linguistics to present a groundbreaking account of the notion that language emerged through visible bodily action. Written in a clear and accessible style, Gesture and the Nature of Language will be indispensable reading for all those interested in the origins of language.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521467728
ISBN-10: 0521467721
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Feb-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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