An Introduction to Genetics for Language Scientists: Current by Dan Dediu

By Dan Dediu

over the past few many years we've got stumbled on huge, immense quantities approximately our genomes, their evolution and, importantly for linguists and language scientists, the genetic foundations of language and speech. available and readable, this advent is designed in particular for college kids and researchers operating in language and linguistics. It conscientiously makes a speciality of the main proper recommendations, equipment and findings within the genetics of language and speech, and covers a variety of issues comparable to heritability, the molecular mechanisms wherein genes impression our language, and the evolutionary forces affecting them. Filling a wide hole within the literature, this crucial consultant explores correct examples together with listening to loss, stuttering, dyslexia, mind progress and improvement, in addition to the traditional diversity of edition. It additionally encompasses a priceless word list of phrases, and quite a lot of references so the reader can pursue subject matters of curiosity in additional depth.

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