This book presents a current, interdisciplinary perspective on language requisites from both a biological/comparative perspective and from a developmental/learning perspective. Perspectives regarding language and language acquisition are advanced by scientists of various backgrounds -- speech, hearing, developmental psychology, comparative psychology, and language intervention. This unique volume searches for a rational interface between findings and perspectives generated by language studies with humans and with chimpanzees. Intended to render a reconsideration as to the essence of language and the requisites to its acquisition, it also provides readers with perspectives defined by various revisionists who hold that language might be other than the consequence of a mutation unique to humans and might, fundamentally, not be limited to speech.
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...provocative mix that brings together many useful articles....quite worthwhile readings.
...contains something about (almost) everything you ever wanted to know about language acquisition.
—The Quarterly Review of Biology
The twenty chapters in this book represent a wonderful set of topics related to complex questions of the phylogeny and ontogeny of language....most are focused, in-depth reviews of specific areas of research from recent years, and they give the reader a fine sense of being brought up to date and set straight.
...an impressive group of researchers have put their cognitive potential to the task of improving our understanding of the ontogeny and evolution of human language....if you are interested in seeing how linguists incorporate evolutionary theory into their own conceptual framework, and how comparative psychologists attempt to tackle the proclaimed uniqueness of human language, then this is a book well worth reading.
—American Journal of Primatology
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