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From Signal to Symbol by Ronald Planer and Kim Sterelny
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From Signal to Symbol by Ronald Planer and Kim Sterelny
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Oct 12, 2021 | ISBN 9780262045971

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Praise

“[A] clear step forward….provides a plausible, empirically grounded account of language evolution in a captivating format, striking a difficult balance between brevity, clarity, and richness of documentation and detail….This is not a technical, specialist monograph, rather an accessible synthesis that offers enough ‘big picture’ to satisfy most generalist cognitive science readers, and enough details to keep connoisseurs turning (and annotating) the pages.”
—Language and Cognition

Table Of Contents

Preface ix
1 An Intractable Challenge? 1
2 Toward Protolanguage 31
3 Let’s Sign (and Speak) Erectine 65
4 Composite Signs 95
5 Grammatical Structure 117
6 The Firelight Niche: From Sign to Speech 155
7 From Protolanguage to Language 181
8 Without Miracles? 213
Glossary 223
Notes 229
References 239
Index 265

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