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The Evolution of Language and LanguagesPDF
The Evolution of Culture, pages 173-193, 1999
Human languages, such as French, Cantonese or American Sign Language, are socio-cultural entities. Knowledge of them ('competence') is acquired by exposure to the appropriate environment. Languages are maintained and transmitted by acts of speaking ...
Sex and Language as Pretend Play
The Evolution of Culture 12:228-247, 1999
Language can be studied independently, or as an aspect of human sociality. Theoretical linguistics could not exist as a discipline were it not for the relative autonomy of language as a system. Ultimately, however, this system functions within a wider domain of signals ...