Evolutionary Communication presents the first comprehensive evolutionary approach to the study of human communication.

Presuming no specialized knowledge of evolutionary theory, this reader-friendly textbook explains why and how communication became the determining factor in human development. Drawing from the latest scientific research, Evolutionary Communication represents a truly groundbreaking contribution to Communication Studies as a field of study.

Opening up an inspiring new approach for teaching communication, the book can be used as a core volume or supplemental text for courses ranging from Introduction to Communication and Communication Theory to special topics and graduate seminars.

part One|34 pages


chapter 1|7 pages

Introducing Evolutionary Communication

chapter 2|25 pages

The Basics

part Two|43 pages

Why We Communicate

chapter 3|20 pages

Survive and Reproduce

chapter 4|21 pages


part Three|106 pages

How We Communicate

chapter 5|37 pages

Spoken Language

chapter 6|28 pages

Written Language

chapter 7|18 pages


chapter 8|21 pages


part Four|106 pages

What We Communicate

chapter 9|24 pages


chapter 10|24 pages


chapter 11|31 pages

Ideology and Religion

chapter 12|25 pages

Morality, Identity, Community