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Did language evolve incommunicado?
Högskolan i Jönköping.
2014 (English)In: The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (EVOLANG 10) / [ed] Cartmill et al, Singapore: World Scientific, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

It is commonly assumed in evolutionary linguistics that language evolved for communication.But much recent work in biolinguistics, e.g. Chomsky (2010), proposes instead that languageevolved for purely internal use, as a cognitive tool, with no externalization until at a later stagein language evolution.How well supported is really our general assumption of communicative language origins? Doesit make sense to have instead an early stage with internal language only? I will review the argumentsinvoked in favor of the incommunicado hypothesis, and critically evaluate their strength.

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Singapore: World Scientific, 2014.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-26391ISBN: 978-981-4603-62-1 (print)ISBN: 978-981-4603-64-5 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-26391DiVA, id: diva2:1148606
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EVOLANG 10, Vienna, Austria, 14 – 17 April 2014
Available from: 2017-10-11 Created: 2017-10-11 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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