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The language of Hunter-Gatherers

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Güldemann,  Tom
Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society;

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Güldemann, T., McConvell, P., & Rhodes, R. A. (Eds.). (2020). The language of Hunter-Gatherers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781139026208.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0005-F496-E
Abstract
Hunter-gatherers are often portrayed as 'others' standing outside the main trajectory of human social evolution. But even after eleven millennia of agriculture and two centuries of widespread industrialization, hunter-gatherer societies continue to exist. This volume, using the lens of language, offers us a window into the inner workings of twenty-first-century hunter-gatherer societies - how they survive and how they interface with societies that produce more. It challenges long-held assumptions about the limits on social dynamism in hunter-gatherer societies to show that their languages are no different either typologically or sociolinguistically from other languages. With its worldwide coverage, this volume serves as a report on the state of hunter-gatherer societies at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and readers in all geographical areas will find arguments of relevance here.