TAXONOMY

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CONCEPT NAME

Evolution of language

DESCRIPTION

Evolution of language is the gradual change in human language over time. It involves the origin and divergence of languages and language families, and can be considered analogous to biological evolution, although it does not necessarily occur through the same mechanisms.

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BROADER TERMS

  • Cultural Evolution

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    2 subjects:language
    3 dcterms:modified 2017-10-09T07:40:10+00:00
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    7 skos:Concept
    8 rdfs:label Evolution of language
    9 skos:broader subjects:cultural-evolution
    10 skos:closeMatch dbpedia:Evolution_of_language
    11 skos:definition Evolution of language is the gradual change in human language over time. It involves the origin and divergence of languages and language families, and can be considered analogous to biological evolution, although it does not necessarily occur through the same mechanisms.
    12 skos:hiddenLabel evolution-of-language
    13 skos:historyNote [skos:definition - 2014.01.21] The gradual expansion in complexity and meaning of symbols and sounds as perceived and interpreted by the human being through a maturational and learning process.
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    15 skos:notation evolution-of-language
    16 skos:prefLabel Evolution of language
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