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The Evolution of Language: Towards Gestural Hypotheses

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Przemysław Żywiczyński and Sławomir Wacewicz

This book discusses the scope and development of the science of language evolution – a newly emergent field that investigates the origin of language. The book is addressed to audiences who are not professionally involved in science and presents the problems of language origins together with introductory information on such topics as the theory of evolution, elements of linguistic theory, the neural infrastructure of language or the signalling theory.

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Adamic language 18, 19, 21, 26, 267

adaptation 39, 65–67, 77, 80, 82, 85, 88, 92, 98, 106, 119, 127, 136, 138, 149, 151, 153, 156, 157, 160, 164, 170, 172, 195, 203, 209, 214, 215, 220, 234, 242, 259, 262, 267, 272, 273

adaptationism (see also panadaptationsim) 77, 79, 267, 272

allele 61, 83, 88, 120, 149, 176, 267, 269

alloparenting 183, 184

altruism 121, 176, 177, 180, 235, 259

anthropogenesis 50, 54, 74, 88–90, 265, 267, 271

anthropology 32, 44, 56, 126, 168, 184, 219, 220, 223, 230, 237, 238, 246, 257, 259, 262

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