The Coevolution of Language, Teaching, and Civil Discourse Among Humans: Our Family Business (Paperback)

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This book traces the evolutionary trajectory of language and teaching from the earliest periods of human evolution to the present day. The author argues that teaching is unique to humans and our ancestors, and that the evolution of teaching, language, and culture are the inextricably linked results of gene-culture coevolutionary processes. Drawing on related fields including archaeology, palaeontology, cultural anthropology, evolutionary psychology and linguistics, he makes the case that the need for joint attention and shared goals in complex adaptive strategies is the underlying driver for the evolution of language-like communication. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of these disciplines, as well as lay readers with an interest in human origins.


About the Author


Donald M. Morrison, a lifelong educator, is a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis, USA.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783030485450
ISBN-10: 3030485455
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: July 27th, 2021
Pages: 360
Language: English