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Book: The Language Impact

Chapter: 1. The Evolution of Language

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.19213


Speech did not really hit our planet like a meteorite. It developed in an evolutionary process in one of millions of species during a period of more than a couple of million years. But its impact can be compared with that of a meteorite.

Chapter Contributors

  • Alwin Frank Fill ( - book-auth-558) 'University of Graz'