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By Bruce M. Rowe

ISBN-10: 0133811212

ISBN-13: 9780133811216

Provides a linguistic origin for college students of all majors

Assisted via a variety of pedagogical aids, A Concise advent to Linguistics, 4/e explains all ideas in a scientific means making advanced linguistic issues as effortless to profit as attainable. This introductory name covers the center themes of linguistics, delivering the data and ideas that would let scholars to appreciate extra specified and complex remedies of linguistics. This student-friendly and well-balanced evaluation of the sector of introductory linguistics can pay specific realization to linguistic anthropology and divulges the most contributions of linguistics to the learn of human communique and the way problems with tradition are proper. Its workbook structure includes well-constructed workouts in each bankruptcy that let scholars to perform key concepts.


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Claudio Cantalupo and William D. Hopkins, “Asymmetric Broca’s Area in Great Apes,” Nature 414 (November 29, 2001), 1038. 22 Patrick J. Gannon, Ralph L. Holloway, and Allen R. Braun, “Asymmetry of Chimpanzee Planum Temporale: Humanlike Pattern of Wernicke’s Brain Language Area Homolog,” Science 279 (January 9, 1998), 220–222. cit. 24 Philip Lieberman, “On the Nature and Evolution of the Neural Bases of Human Language,” Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 45 (2002), 36–62. 25 Constance Holden, “The Origin of Speech,” Science 303 (February 27, 2004), 1316–1319.

26. The ability to say false or fictional things is called 27. The fact that most nonhuman communication is initiated by something that occurs in the environment led to the characterization of nonhuman communication as being primarily , whereas most human . communication is who learned to use 28. Washoe was a , has learned 29. Koko, a . (more or fewer) signs than Washoe. 30. Everyone believes that apes have really learned to use a human linguistic system in the same way that humans use language.

Because of this closeness, some scientists believe that if an ape is put into a human environment, it will acquire language. 13 14 C H A P T E R 1 ▸ Introduction: The Nature of Communication The term hominin refers to modern humans and to the ancestors of modern humans that go back in time more than six million years. As far back as 1913, an attempt was made to raise a chimpanzee in a home environment and to teach it to speak. That attempt failed. The only success came almost thirty years later when a chimpanzee named Viki was taught to “speak” four words: mama, papa, cup, and perhaps up.

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