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The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language

The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language
Author: Christine Kenneally
ISBN 13: 9780143113744
ISBN 10: 143113747
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2008-05-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $17.00

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.

Psychology Today

A crash course on imitation, gesture, abstract thought, and speech. . . . It is eminently worthy of attention.