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Language: From How-Possibly to How Probably

Sterelny, Kim


Language confronts the human evolution community with an inescapable challenge. The challenge is inescapable because language is both a unique feature of human social life, no other animal has anything like it, and a fundamental feature of human life and cognition. Famously, explaining the emergence of language is also made difficult by evidential considerations. This chapter proposes a set of constraints specifying an empirically and theoretically constrained model of the evolution of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter


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