The origin of language as a product of the evolution of double-scope blending

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (5):520-521 (2008)
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Abstract

Meaning construction through language requires advanced mental operations also necessary for other higher-order, specifically human behaviors. Biological evolution slowly improved conceptual mapping capacities until human beings reached the level of double-scope blending, perhaps 50 to 80 thousand years ago, at which point language, along with other higher-order human behaviors, became possible. Languages are optimized to be driven by the principles and powers of double-scope blending

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Mark Anthony Turner
City University of New York, Graduate Center