Why only us language and evolution is a loosely connected collection of four essays that will fascinate anyone interested in the extraordinary phenomenon of language new york review of books endorsements explaining the origins of the unique is famously difficult through elegantly showing the simplicity of the underlying mechanism berwick . Why only us language and evolution simons institute why only us the origin of human language duration the language organism evolution . This book by robert berwick and noam chomsky why only us tackles the question that why humans of all living creatures possess language and other animals dontthey are quick to differentiate that by language they dont mean communication the claim is that while it is very possible that several higher organisms have communication systems only human beings have language. Get this from a library why only us language and evolution robert c berwick noam chomsky we are born crying but those cries signal the first stirring of language within a year or so infants master the sound system of their language a few years after that they are engaging in . Why only us language and evolution this book by two distinguished scholars a computer scientist and a linguist addresses the enduring question of the evolution of language we know the key ingredients of language and can put together an account of the evolution of human language and what distinguishes us from all other animals
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