The phylogeny and ontogeny of adaptations (Commentary)

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Dickins, Thomas E. 2006. The phylogeny and ontogeny of adaptations (Commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 29 (3), pp. 283-284.
AuthorsDickins, Thomas E.
Abstract

Locke and Bogin rightly point to the absence of ontogeny in theories of language evolution. However, they overly rely upon ontogenetic data to isolate components of the language faculty. Only an adaptationist analysis, of the sort seen in evolutionary psychology, can carve language at its joints and lead to testable predictions about how language works.

Keywordslanguage evolution; Evolutionary Psychology
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Journal citation29 (3), pp. 283-284
ISSN0140-525X
Year2006
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Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X06279068
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/589
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Dickins, T.E. (2006) ‘The phylogeny and ontogeny of adaptations (Commentary)’ Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3) 283-284.

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