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The First Word|Christine Kenneally
The First Word : The Search for the Origins of Language
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An accessible exploration of a burgeoning new field: the incredible evolution of language

The first popular book to recount the exciting, very recent developments in tracing the origins of language, The First Word is at the forefront of a controversial, compelling new field. Acclaimed science writer Christine Kenneally explains how a relatively small group of scientists that include Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker assembled the astounding narrative of how the fundamental process of evolution produced a linguistic ape-in other words, us. Infused with the wonder of discovery, this vital and engrossing book offers us all a better understanding of the story of humankind.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780143113744
  • ISBN-10: 0143113747
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: June 2008
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.48 x 0.78 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds
  • Page Count: 368
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP