The Language Phenomenon: Human Communication from Milliseconds to Milennia

Philippe Binder (Editor), Kenneth Smith (Editor)

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This volume contains a contemporary, integrated description of the processes of language. These range from fast scales (fractions of a second) to slow ones (over a million years). The contributors, all experts in their fields, address language in the brain, production of sentences and dialogues, language learning, transmission and evolutionary processes that happen over centuries or millenia, the relation between language and genes, the origins of language, self-organization, and language competition and death. The book as a whole will help to show how processes at different scales affect each other, thus presenting language as a dynamic, complex and profoundly human phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Press
Number of pages245
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-36086-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-36085-5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameThe Frontiers Collection
ISSN (Print)1612-3018


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