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Grooming, Gossip And The Evolution Of Language Robin Dunbar

Grooming, Gossip And The Evolution Of Language

Robin Dunbar

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ISBN : 9780571173969
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Arguing that gossiping is vital to a society, and that there is no such thing as idle gossip, this book disputes the assumption that language developed in male-male relationships. The author believes that, on the contrary, language evolved amongMoreArguing that gossiping is vital to a society, and that there is no such thing as idle gossip, this book disputes the assumption that language developed in male-male relationships. The author believes that, on the contrary, language evolved among women, and contends that, although men are just as likely to natter as women, women gossip more about other people, thus strengthening the female-female relationships that underpin society.