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The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language

Authors: Kenneally, Christine
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: SOC002010, LAN024000, SCI027000
ISBN: 9781101202395, Related ISBNs: 0143113747, 0670034908, 1101202394, 9780143113744, 9780670034901
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 368,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: An accessible exploration of a burgeoning new field: the incredible evolution of language

The first popular book to recount the exciting, very recent developments in tracing the origins of language, The First Word is at the forefront of a controversial, compelling new field. Acclaimed science writer Christine Kenneally explains how a relatively small group of scientists that include Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker assembled the astounding narrative of how the fundamental process of evolution produced a linguistic ape-in other words, us. Infused with the wonder of discovery, this vital and engrossing book offers us all a better understanding of the story of humankind.
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