A History of Language

Editor/Author Fischer, Steven Roger
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Reaktion Books

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-78-023903-3
Category: Language & Literature - Linguistics
Image Count: 12
Book Status: Available
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Steven Roger Fischer charts the history of language from the times of Homo erectus, Neanderthal humans and Homo sapiens through to the nineteenth century, when the science of linguistics was developed, as he analyses the emergence of language as a science and its development as a written form.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the New Edition
  • Foreword
  • 1: Animal Communication and ‘Language’
  • 2: Talking Apes
  • 3: First Families
  • 4: Written Language
  • 5: Lineages
  • 6: Towards a Science of Language
  • 7: Society and Language
  • 8: Future Indicative
  • Select Bibliography