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Why we talk - The evolutionary origins of language (English edition of 'Aux origines du langage')

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Abstract

Why do human beings tirelessly strive to provide information to conspecifics? Human language seems to benefit listeners more than speakers. It seems to be an exception in a Darwinian world in which organisms are primarily concerned with their own survival.
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hal-00616440 , version 1 (22-08-2011)

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Jean-Louis Dessalles. Why we talk - The evolutionary origins of language (English edition of 'Aux origines du langage'). Oxford University Press, pp.350, 2007. ⟨hal-00616440⟩
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