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Science  10 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5801, pp. 926-927
DOI: 10.1126/science.1132135

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Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language. By Philip Lieberman. Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, 2006, 441 pp. $49.95, £32.95, €46.10. ISBN 0-674-02184-3.

Rejecting the influential theories of language development that posit a single dedicated language module, the author argues that language is the product of a succession of evolutionary developments that natural selection has shaped to work together.