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Article: Evolutionary linguistics: Theory of language in an interdisciplinary space

TitleEvolutionary linguistics: Theory of language in an interdisciplinary space
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/langsci
Citation
Language Sciences, 2014, v. 41, p. 243-253 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper revisits the key questions in current thinking in evolutionary linguistics, reviews the alleged stages during language evolution, and evaluates the mainstream hypotheses on language emergence, namely innatism and emergentism. We summarize both the supporting and opposing arguments for these hypotheses and evaluate two scenarios respectively following these hypotheses. As we will show, many of these arguments require an interdisciplinary collaboration between linguistics and other disciplines such as cognitive sciences, psychology, neuroscience, genetics, animal behaviors, and computer simulation, which illustrates the interdisciplinary nature of evolutionary linguistics and highlights the opportunities for future engagement of our discipline.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/196407
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.79
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.377
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dc.contributor.authorGong, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorShuai, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorComrie, Ben_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-07T03:27:10Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-07T03:27:10Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationLanguage Sciences, 2014, v. 41, p. 243-253en_US
dc.identifier.issn0388-0001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/196407-
dc.description.abstractThis paper revisits the key questions in current thinking in evolutionary linguistics, reviews the alleged stages during language evolution, and evaluates the mainstream hypotheses on language emergence, namely innatism and emergentism. We summarize both the supporting and opposing arguments for these hypotheses and evaluate two scenarios respectively following these hypotheses. As we will show, many of these arguments require an interdisciplinary collaboration between linguistics and other disciplines such as cognitive sciences, psychology, neuroscience, genetics, animal behaviors, and computer simulation, which illustrates the interdisciplinary nature of evolutionary linguistics and highlights the opportunities for future engagement of our discipline.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/langscien_US
dc.relation.ispartofLanguage Sciencesen_US
dc.titleEvolutionary linguistics: Theory of language in an interdisciplinary spaceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailGong, T: tgong@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityGong, T=rp01654en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.langsci.2013.05.001-
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dc.identifier.hkuros228485en_US
dc.identifier.volume41en_US
dc.identifier.spage243en_US
dc.identifier.epage253en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000330085200009-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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