Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10889
Title: Review of Carstairs-McCarthy, Andrew 'The origins of complex language': Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. vi + 260
Contributor(s): Noble, William Glass (author)
Publication Date: 2002
DOI: 10.1080/724051020
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10889
Abstract: There are three features of contemporary languages that stand in need of explanation because, the author claims, they are not inevitable. These features are: large vocabulary, duality of patterning (the analysability of utterance into morphemes and phonemes), and the distinctness between the noun phrase and the sentence.
Publication Type: Review
Source of Publication: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 80(2), p. 249-250
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Abingdon, United Kingdom
ISSN: 0004-8402
1471-6828
Field of Research (FOR): 160103 Linguistic Anthropology
HERDC Category Description: D3 Review of Single Work
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