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Hardcover The Origins of Meaning Book

ISBN: 0199207852

ISBN13: 9780199207855

The Origins of Meaning

(Part of the Oxford Studies in the Evolution of Language Series)

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In this, the first of two ground-breaking volumes on the nature of language in the light of the way it evolved, James Hurford looks at how the world first came to have a meaning in the minds of animals and how in humans this meaning eventually came to be expressed as language. He reviews a mass of evidence to show how close some animals, especially primates and more especially apes, are to the brink of human language. Apes may not talk to us but they...

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