Gesture and the Nature of Language

Gesture and the Nature of Language

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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.Genetic instructions guide cell growth, division, and migration; the result reproduces all the characteristics peculiar to the species. But these ... These connections enable successively: recognition, categorization, memory, learning, concept formation, primary ... Instead, word making and sentence making a€” exactly like other cognitive functions: perception, categorization, memory, global mapping, etc.

Title:Gesture and the Nature of Language
Author:David F. Armstrong, William C. Stokoe, Sherman E. Wilcox
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1995-03-16


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