ERIC Number: EJ643288
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Did Language Evolve Like the Vertebrate Eye?
Botha, Rudolf P.
Language & Communication, v22 n2 p131-58 Apr 2002
Offers a critical appraisal of the way in which the idea that human language or some of its features evolved like the vertebrate eye by natural selection is articulated in Pinker and Bloom's (1990) selectionist account of language evolution. Argues that this account is less than insightful because it fails to draw some of the conceptual distinctions that are central to a certain requirement for such selectionist accounts. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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