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The symbolic species : the co-evolution of language and the brain / Terrence W. Deacon.
co-evolution of language and the brain, The
Deacon, Terrence William.
New York : W.W. Norton, c1997.
527 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-510) and index.
Investigates the nature of language and the reasons that it is virtually confined to the human species; identifies what is unusual about human brain structure that enables it to overcome the difficulties posed by language; and examines the peculiar extension of natural selection logic that is behind human brain and language evolution.
Interest level: Adult
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