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Polygenesis of linguistic strategies : a scenario for the emergence of languages —

@inproceedings{Coup2004PolygenesisOL,
  title={Polygenesis of linguistic strategies : a scenario for the emergence of languages —},
  author={C. Coup{\'e} and Jean-Marie Hombert},
  year={2004}
}
On the one hand, numerous hypotheses have been put forward to account for the emergence of language during the last million years of human evolution. On the other hand, a large majority of linguists considers that nothing can be said about past languages before 8,000 or 10,000 years in the past, given our current knowledge on modern languages. A large gap obviously separates such approaches and conceptions, and has to be crossed to provide a better account of the development of our… Expand
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