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Language Origins:
Did Language Evolve Like the Vertebrate Eye, or Was It More Like Bird Feathers?

(Released December 2003)

  by Christopher Croom  


Key Citations

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Web Sites
  1. The Articulatory Basis of the Alphabet
    (Language Origins Society)

  2. Brain Evolution and Neurolinguistic Preconditions
    (Department of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0302)

  3. Evolution and Culture: The Missing Link
    (Extracted from The Darwinian Heritage and Sociobiology, Westport, CT: Praeger)

  4. The Evolution of Language and Languages
    (Language Evolution and Computation Research Unit, Linguistics Department, University of Edinburgh, UK)

  5. The Evolution of Language From Communicating to Imagining
    (William Z. Shetter, Language Miniatures)

  6. Genetic Mutations Led to the Use of Language among Early Humans
    (The Washington Post)

  7. The Gestural Origins of Language
    (American Scientist, P.O. Box 13975, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709-3975)

  8. Gesture and Sign Language and Human Evolution
    (Web Library of Excerpts)

  9. Language and Evolution: Lexicon and Surface Syntactic Structure of Languages as Societal but Not Arbitrary Selections
    (Language Origins Society)

  10. Language and Evolution: Structural Interrelation of Language and the Processes Underlying Visual Perception and Action Indications of Isomorphism
    (Language Origins Society)

  11. Language and Evolution: Structure and Development of the Lexicon in Relation to the Origin of Language
    (Language Origins Society)

  12. Language and the Primate Brain
    (Martin I. Sereno, Cognitive Science D-015, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093)

  13. Language Origins Society: The International Society for the Study of the Origins and Evolution of Language
    (Language Origins Society; Department of French, P.O. Box 9103, 6500 HD Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

  14. The Little Bang: The Early Origin of Language
    (Department of French, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 90095-1550)

  15. The Motor Theory of Language Origin and Evolution
    (Language Origins Society)

  16. The Origin of Language: The General Problem
    (Language Origins Society)

  17. The Ontogeny and Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Language
    (Kathleen Gibson, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

  18. The Physical Foundation of Language
    (Language Origins Society)

  19. The Proto-Language
    (9115 West 34th Street - Little Rock, AR 72204-4441)