The phylogeny and ontogeny of adaptations (commentary)

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

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Dickins, T.E. (2006) The phylogeny and ontogeny of adaptations (Commentary) Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3) 283-284.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Behavioural Biology group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 9458
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Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2013 16:20
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 15:34
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/9458

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