ERIC Number: EJ430042
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Comments on Newmeyer's "Functional Explanation in Linguistics and the Origins of Language."
Language and Communication, v11 n1-2 p75-78 1991
Responds to a previous article suggesting that the grammatical mode of communication arose via natural selection, focusing on the following: the impoverished view of language; the use of misleading metaphors; reliance on problematic metalanguage; the absence of developmental evidence; and the absence of qualitative judgments. (JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related article, see FL 521116.