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ERIC Number: EJ430042
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0271-5309
Comments on Newmeyer's "Functional Explanation in Linguistics and the Origins of Language."
Muhlhausler, Peter
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
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Language: English
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Note: For related article, see FL 521116.