Friday, April 03, 2009

Social Motives for Syntax

Social Motives for Syntax in Science.
Book review of Origins of Human Communication by Michael Tomasello,
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2008. 407 pp. $36, £23.95. ISBN 9780262201773.
Summary: Tomasello argues for the importance of social interactions in an evolutionary transformation from pointing and pantomiming to human vocal communication.

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