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Homo Narrans: le rôle de la narration dans l'émergence du langage

Abstract : What is at stake in this paper is the origin of the human language from an evolutionary point of view. It is argued that the emergence of the narrative function started the process that led to the acquisition of the very specific properties the human language is endowed with. This hypothesis is compatible with our current knowledge of the last steps of hominid evolution, and it permits to understand the development of a novel level of organisation, specific to our species, in which socio-cultural laws replace, to a large extent, the socio-biological constraints governing all the rest of the animal kingdom.
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Bernard Victorri. Homo Narrans: le rôle de la narration dans l'émergence du langage. Langages, Armand Colin (Larousse jusqu'en 2003), 2002, pp.112-125. ⟨halshs-00009488⟩

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