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Evolution & Genetics of Language 1 Genetics and the Evolution of Language : What genetic studies reveal about the evolution of language

  title={Evolution \& Genetics of Language 1 Genetics and the Evolution of Language : What genetic studies reveal about the evolution of language},
  author={Karin Stromswold},
In this paper I argue that genetic studies of language provide insights about the evolution of language. The finding that genetic factors affect all aspects of language is consistent with theories that argue that language is at least partially the result of innate factors, and that the factors have evolved. Genetic factors appear to play a greater role for syntax and phonology than for the lexicon, suggesting that the evolutionary history of syntax and phonology differs from that of the lexicon… 

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