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Ideophones and the Evolution of Language summary Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Onable topic but all speculations so far have been almost totally data free Without disputing the tenet that there are no primitive languages this book argues that ideophones may be an atavistic throwback to an earlier stage of communication where sounds and gestures were paired in what can justifiably be called a 'prelingu.

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Ideophones and the Evolution of Language summary Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Istic' fashion The structure of ideophones may also provide answers to deeper uestions among them how communicative gestures may themselves have emerged from practical actions Moreover their current distribution and behaviour provide hints as to how they may have become conventional words in languages with conventional rule.

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Ideophones and the Evolution of Language summary Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ideophones have been recognized in modern linguistics at least since 1935 but they still lie far outside the concerns of mainstream Western linguistic debate in part because they are most richly attested in relatively unstudied often unwritten languages The evolution of language on the other hand has recently become a fashi.

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  • Ideophones and the Evolution of Language
  • John Haiman
  • en
  • 05 June 2020
  • 9781108184571