The Language Phenomenon : Human Communication from Milliseconds to Millennia

This volume contains a contemporary, integrated description of the processes of language. These range from fast scales (fractions of a second) to slow ones (over a million years). The contributors, all experts in their fields, address language in the brain, production of sentences and dialogues, lan...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Binder, P.-M. (Editor), Smith, K. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013, 2013
Edition:1st ed. 2013
Series:The Frontiers Collection
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This volume contains a contemporary, integrated description of the processes of language. These range from fast scales (fractions of a second) to slow ones (over a million years). The contributors, all experts in their fields, address language in the brain, production of sentences and dialogues, language learning, transmission and evolutionary processes that happen over centuries or millenia, the relation between language and genes, the origins of language, self-organization, and language competition and death. The book as a whole will help to show how processes at different scales affect each other, thus presenting language as a dynamic, complex and profoundly human phenomenon
Physical Description:VIII, 251 p online resource
ISBN:9783642360862