The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution

@inproceedings{Tallerman2013TheOH,
  title={The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution},
  author={Maggie Tallerman and Kathleen Rita Gibson},
  year={2013}
}
PART 1: INSIGHTS FROM COMPARATIVE ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR PART 2: THE BIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE EVOLUTION: ANATOMY, GENETICS, AND NEUROLOGY PART 3: THE PRE-HISTORY OF LANGUAGE: WHEN AND WHY DID LANGUAGE EVOLVE? PART 4: LAUNCHING LANGUAGE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LINGUISTIC SPECIES PART 5: LANGUAGE CHANGE, CREATION, AND TRANSMISSION 
How Did Language Evolve? Biological, Psychological, and Linguistic Perspectives
The topic of language origin and evolution has been considered for a long time as a difficult question to address scientifically because of poverty of empirical data and limitations in methodology
No Country for Oldowan Men: Emerging Factors in Language Evolution
TLDR
A number of broad, emerging research directions are reviewed, and human-specific levels of braincase globularity are argued to be the central pillars of any satisfactory and interdisciplinary model of language evolution.
Pragmatics and the aims of language evolution
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This work describes how a pragmatic perspective can inform language evolution in the most fundamental way: by making clear what the natural objects of study are, and hence what the aims of the field should be.
Rudolf Botha & Martin Everaert (eds.), The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Evidence and Inference (Studies in the Evolution of Language 17 ). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. xviii +334.
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  • Linguistics
    Nordic Journal of Linguistics
  • 2014
Review of Rudolf Botha & Martin Everaert (eds.), The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Evidence and Inference
The Evolutionary Development of Human Language
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The connection between human language and human thinking is shown, which is based on the second level of abstraction, and proves that the Neanderthals didn't have a sophisticated language.
No Country for Oldowan Men: Self-Domestication and Cranial Globularity as Factors in Language Evolution
Language evolution has long been researched. I will review a number of emerging research directions which arguably have the potential to provide a finer-grained and more structured picture of how and
The cultural evolution of language.
Genes, Language, Cognition, and Culture: Towards Productive Inquiry
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This “extro-duction” argues against the regrettably widespread practice of opposing cultural and genetic explanations of human cognition as if they were dichotomous, and unpack the debate concerning “general-purpose” and “domain-specific” mechanisms.
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