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Academic Paper


Title: Birth of Language: Looking at emotion as being a catalyst of language
Author: Thomas Darrell Strickland Jr.
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Institution: Southern Oregon University
Linguistic Field: Anthropological Linguistics; Linguistic Theories
Abstract: The creation of language has been overlooked in many different areas of linguistics in the last two decades. This paper begins to collect and analyze recent archaeological data and linguistical observations that pertain explicitly with language origin theories. The examinations of emotion in connection with language origins places both a new and used light on the ideas of Rousseau, Descartes, and more recent linguists, notably Bickerton, Leiberman, Greenspan, and Miller. This research indicates a possible connection between human language development and mammalian emotional connections.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed


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