The First Word

The First Word

The Search for the Origins of Language

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143113744
  • 368 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

An accessible exploration of a burgeoning new field: the incredible evolution of language

The first popular book to recount the exciting, very recent developments in tracing the origins of language, The First Word is at the forefront of a controversial, compelling new field. Acclaimed science writer Christine Kenneally explains how a relatively small group of scientists that include Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker assembled the astounding narrative of how the fundamental process of evolution produced a linguistic ape?in other words, us. Infused with the wonder of discovery, this vital and engrossing book offers us all a better understanding of the story of humankind.
The First Word

The First Word

Christine Kenneally

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