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Science  27 Feb 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5662, pp. 1299-1300
DOI: 10.1126/science.1094779

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Language Evolution. Morten H. Christiansen and Simon Kirby, Eds. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003. 413 pp. $98, £60. ISBN 0-19-924483-9. Paper, $26.95, £17.95. ISBN 0-19-924484-7. Studies in the Evolution of Language.

Contributors offer a variety of perspectives--from fields such as anthropology, archaeology, cognitive science, linguistics, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and psychology--on the origins, evolution, and uniqueness of human language.