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The Interactional Instinct: The Evolution and Acquisition of Language

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The Interactional Instinct explores the evolution of language from the theoretical view that language could have emerged without a biologically instantiated Universal Grammar. In the first part of the book, the authors speculate that a hominid group with a lexicon of about 600 words could combine these items to make larger meanings. Combinations that are successfully produced, comprehended, and learned become part of the language. Any combination that is incompatible with human mental capacities is abandoned. The authors ...

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The Interactional Instinct: The Evolution and Acquisition of Language
2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195384239

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The Interactional Instinct the Evolution and Acquisition of Language
2009, Oxford University Press Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9780195384246

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