The Origin of Language: Tracing the Evolution of the Mother Tongue

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"Ruhlen is a leader in the new attempt to unify the theory of language development and diffusion.""--Library Journal" "A powerful statement...also a wonderfully clear exposition of linguistic thinking about prehistory."--"Anthropological Science" One of the world's foremost language researchers takes readers step-by-step through the hotly contested evidence that all modern languages derive from one "mother tongue" once spoken by primitive humans in Africa. With "The Origin of Language," Merritt Ruhlen makes this ...

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The Origin of Language: Tracing the Evolution of the Mother Tongue
1996, Wiley

ISBN-13: 9780471159636

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The Origin of Language: Tracing the Evolution of the Mother Tongue
1994, Wiley, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780471584261

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