It has been argued that language emerged and evolved in the form of gossip, as it helped to solve adaptive functions of group living.
These functions include the need for a mechanism to sustain group cohesion and identify threats of free-riders invading the group (see Dunbar ), the sharing of even negative information about third parties may have positive outcomes for those who share the gossip.
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