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The Origins of Language
Done by: Supervised by:
Farhad Ahmad Dalia Dian
Sami Saleem
University of Duhok
Faculty of Humanit...
The origins of language
The origins of language
1. The divine source
2. The natural sound source
3. The social interaction source
4. The physical ...
1. The divine source
 Biblical Story (Adam)
 Egyptian Pharaoh (Psammetichus)
 King James
1. The divine source
Biblical Story (Adam)
1. The divine source
Biblical Story (Adam)
1. The divine source
Egyptian Pharaoh (Psammetichus)
1. The divine source
Egyptian Pharaoh (Psammetichus)
1. The divine source
King James
The origins of language
1. The divine source
2. Natural sound source
3. The social interaction source
4. The physical adap...
2. The natural sound source:
bow-wow
2. The natural sound source:
pooh-pooh
The origins of language
1. The divine source
2. The natural sound source
3. Social interaction
4. The physical adaptation ...
3. The social interaction source
yo-he-ho
3. The social interaction source
Social Interaction
The origins of language
1. The divine source
2. The natural sound source
3. The social interaction source
4. Physical adap...
4. The physical adaptation source
4. The physical adaptation source
4. The physical adaptation source
4. The physical adaptation source
The origins of language
1. The divine source
2. The natural sound source
3. The social interaction source
4. The physical ...
5. The tool-making source
5. The tool-making source
5. The tool-making source
5. The tool-making source
The origins of language
1. The divine source
2. The natural sound source
3. The social interaction source
4. The physical ...
6. The genetic source
6. The genetic source
Thanks for Listening
The origin of language
Theories Arguments for Arguments against Development
The divine source
(monogenetic)
Suddenly
The n...
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The Origin of Language

  1. 1. The Origins of Language Done by: Supervised by: Farhad Ahmad Dalia Dian Sami Saleem University of Duhok Faculty of Humanities College of Arts Department of English
  2. 2. The origins of language
  3. 3. The origins of language 1. The divine source 2. The natural sound source 3. The social interaction source 4. The physical adaptation source 5. The tool-making source 6. The genetic source
  4. 4. 1. The divine source  Biblical Story (Adam)  Egyptian Pharaoh (Psammetichus)  King James
  5. 5. 1. The divine source Biblical Story (Adam)
  6. 6. 1. The divine source Biblical Story (Adam)
  7. 7. 1. The divine source Egyptian Pharaoh (Psammetichus)
  8. 8. 1. The divine source Egyptian Pharaoh (Psammetichus)
  9. 9. 1. The divine source King James
  10. 10. The origins of language 1. The divine source 2. Natural sound source 3. The social interaction source 4. The physical adaptation source 5. The tool-making source 6. The genetic source
  11. 11. 2. The natural sound source: bow-wow
  12. 12. 2. The natural sound source: pooh-pooh
  13. 13. The origins of language 1. The divine source 2. The natural sound source 3. Social interaction 4. The physical adaptation source 5. The tool-making source 6. The genetic source
  14. 14. 3. The social interaction source yo-he-ho
  15. 15. 3. The social interaction source Social Interaction
  16. 16. The origins of language 1. The divine source 2. The natural sound source 3. The social interaction source 4. Physical adaptation 5. The tool-making source 6. The genetic source
  17. 17. 4. The physical adaptation source
  18. 18. 4. The physical adaptation source
  19. 19. 4. The physical adaptation source
  20. 20. 4. The physical adaptation source
  21. 21. The origins of language 1. The divine source 2. The natural sound source 3. The social interaction source 4. The physical adaptation source 5. Tool-making source 6. The genetic source
  22. 22. 5. The tool-making source
  23. 23. 5. The tool-making source
  24. 24. 5. The tool-making source
  25. 25. 5. The tool-making source
  26. 26. The origins of language 1. The divine source 2. The natural sound source 3. The social interaction source 4. The physical adaptation source 5. The tool-making source 6. The genetic source
  27. 27. 6. The genetic source
  28. 28. 6. The genetic source
  29. 29. Thanks for Listening
  30. 30. The origin of language Theories Arguments for Arguments against Development The divine source (monogenetic) Suddenly The natural sound source (bow- wow/pooh-pooh) Existence of onomatopoeia Soundless things and abstract concepts Produced with intake of breath Gradually The social interaction source (yo-he-ho) Early humans lived in groups Other primates also live in groups and use grunts Gradually The physical adaptation source (teeth, lips, mouth, larynx & pharynx) There’s evidence for the evolutionary changes These changes would not themselves lead to speech production Gradually The tool-making source (brain) Accounts for structural organisation of language Gradually The genetic source (innateness theory) Automatic set of developments in young children Suddenly

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