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What does this mean?

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:25 pm
by melzer93
I have tried looking all over the internet and I CANNOT come up with the definition of this term. Can someone please please please help me out?? The term is language evolution. If anyone could help, that'd be so awesome!

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:55 pm
by HeatherL
I just typed "language evolution" into Google and got several hits.

Please note that this site is meant for students needing help with science projects, not homework questions. The way you have worded your post, it sounds like you're just looking for a definition. If you have a project with which you need help, feel free to post back with more specific questions about your project.

Cheers,
Heather

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:54 pm
by EmilyDolson
Hi Melzer,

Based on your post in the physical science forum, I am assuming that you are researching this for your project on the Bouba-Kiki effect. Like Heather said, a lot of good results come up when you type "language evolution" into google.

This page [url]
http://www.neurologyreviews.com/jul02/n ... dseye.html[/url] provides a lot of good background information on how the human ability to use language developed.

This page http://www.neurologyreviews.com/jul02/nr_jul02_mindseye.html offers a newer, more scientific theory on language evolution that is more relevant to your project. It is very long, but interesting if you are into this kind of stuff.

If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask!

-Emily

this is my answer to your question...

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:35 am
by jasmine bardillon
Hi melzer!

We have done a research project before in that topic of language evolution. In our research, it is said to be that it is the stages of the languages that your country have go through the ages. For example, here in our country, PHILIPPINES, our language has evolved from tagalog to filipino.

thank you!

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:05 pm
by melzer93
thanks to all of you for your help, like you said heather, yes, i was just looking for a definition but i got that now and thank you so much for your help an your time