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    Botha, Rudolf 2012. Protolanguage and the “God particle”. Lingua, Vol. 122, Issue. 12, p. 1308.


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Language first, then shared intentionality, then a beneficent spiral

  • Derek Bickerton (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X05220125
  • Published online: 01 October 2005
Abstract

Tomasello et al. give a good account of how shared intentionality develops in children, but a much weaker one of how it might have evolved. They are unduly hasty in dismissing the emergence of language as a triggering factor. An alternative account is suggested in which language provided the spark, but thereafter language and shared intentionality coevolved.

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