publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Research . Article . 2018

the origin of language

George van Driem;
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  • Published: 08 May 2018
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Abstract
There have been a lot of discussions of the origin of language. Some people think that the origin of words is onomatopoeias. Meanwhile, according to expressive theories, the origin of words and language is the innate cries of pain or pleasure produced by nonhuman animals. Others insist that language originated as a means of communication. Another theory holds that a learned vocalization systems, more like birdsong than innate calls, formed a middle term in language evolution. Others claim that gestures provided a middle stage in language evolution. Max Müller thinks that all human languages have a single common origin. For Charles Darwin, the origin of language ...
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free text keywords: Semiosis, Philosophy, Origin of language, Epistemology, Discontinuity (linguistics), History, Linguistics, Multidisciplinary, Mathematics, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Developmental and Educational Psychology, General Medicine, Cognitive psychology, Psychology, the origin of language, onomatopoeias, communication, birdsong, gestures, mutation
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publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Research . Article . 2018

the origin of language

George van Driem;