The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language


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By: Christine Kenneally

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An accessible exploration of a burgeoning new field: the incredible evolution of language

The first popular book to recount the exciting, very recent developments in tracing the origins of language, The First Word is at the forefront of a controversial, compelling new field. Acclaimed science writer Christine Kenneally explains how a relatively small group of scientists that include Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker assembled the astounding narrative of how the fundamental process of evolution produced a linguistic ape?in other words, us. Infused with the wonder of discovery, this vital and engrossing book offers us all a better understanding of the story of humankind.

Product Details

Paperback: 368 pages

Publisher: Penguin Books (2008-05-27)

Dimensions (H L W): 90 x 760 x 540

ISBN: 0143113747

EAN: 9780143113744