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The shades of social. A discussion of "The social origins of language", ed. Daniel Dor, Chris Knight and Jerome Lewis

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dc.contributor.author Wacewicz, Sławomir
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-09T12:43:14Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-09T12:43:14Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-31
dc.identifier.citation Theoria et Historia Scientiarum, Vol. 11, pp. 191-208
dc.identifier.issn 0867-4159
dc.identifier.other doi:10.12775/ths-2014-011
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/2653
dc.description.abstract Turning to the social dimension has been an influential trend in recent language evolution literature, as documented by e.g. Dunbar  et al. (ed. 2014), Scott-Phillips (2014), or Pina and Gontier (ed. 2014). The social origins of language , edited by Daniel Dor, Chris Knight and Jerome Lewis, is of special interest, because rather than just being part of this trend, it aims to redefine the current discourse in language origins research, making it inclusive and “society first”. Collectively, the twenty four chapters of this volume make a powerful statement for a broad, incorporative, “everything counts” approach to language evolution. By demonstrating the relevance to language evolution research of a wide variety of social, cultural and cognitive factors, The social origins of language  is potentially – and hopefully – a game changing contribution to this field of study.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/pl/
dc.subject language evolution
dc.subject evolution of language
dc.subject language origins
dc.subject social communication
dc.subject social signaling
dc.subject cultural evolution
dc.title The shades of social. A discussion of "The social origins of language", ed. Daniel Dor, Chris Knight and Jerome Lewis
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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