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Language evolution

biological, linguistic, and philosophical perspectives


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Published by P. Lang in Frankfurt am Main, New York .
Written in English

  • Language and languages -- Origin.,
  • Human evolution.,
  • Language and languages -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGab́or Győri (ed.).
    ContributionsGyőri, Gábor., Language Origins Society.
    LC ClassificationsP116 .L26 2001
    The Physical Object
    Pagination275 p. ;
    Number of Pages275
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3945488M
    ISBN 103631365659, 0820447765
    LC Control Number2001029680

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