The Resource The origins of language : unraveling evolutionary forces, Nobuo Masataka, editor

The origins of language : unraveling evolutionary forces, Nobuo Masataka, editor

Label
The origins of language : unraveling evolutionary forces
Title
The origins of language
Title remainder
unraveling evolutionary forces
Statement of responsibility
Nobuo Masataka, editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Developments in cognitive science indicate that human and nonhuman primates share a range of behavioral and physiological characteristics that speak to the issue of language origins. This volume has three major themes, woven throughout the chapters. First, it is argued that scientists in animal behavior and anthropology need to move beyond theoretical debate to a more empirically focused and comparative approach to language. Second, those empirical and comparative methods are described, revealing underpinnings of language, some of which are shared by humans and other primates and others of which are unique to humans. New insights are discussed, and several hypotheses emerge concerning the evolutionary forces that led to the 'design' of language. Third, evolutionary challenges that led to adaptive changes in communication over time are considered with an eye toward understanding various constraints that channeled the process
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
401
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P116
LC item number
.O75 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The origins of language : unraveling evolutionary forces, Nobuo Masataka, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gestural theory of and the vocal theory of language origins are not incompatible with one another / M. Masataka -- The gestural origins of language / M.C. Corballis -- World-view of protolanguage speakers as inferred from semantics of sound symbolic words : a case of Japanese mimetics / S. Kita -- Japanese mothers' use of specialized vocabulary in infant-directed speech : infant-directed vocabulary in Japanese / R. Mazuka, T. Kondo, and A. Hayashi -- Short-term acoustic modifications during dynamic vocal interactions in nonhuman primates -- implications for origins of motherese / H. Koda -- Vocal learning in nonhuman primates : importance of vocal contexts / C. Yamaguchi and A. Izumi -- The ontogeny and phylogeny of bimodal primate vocal communication / A.A. Ghazanfar and D.J. Lewkowicz -- Understanding the dynamics of primate vocalization and its implications for the evolution of human speech / T. Nishimura -- Implication of the human musical faculty for evolution of language / N. Masataka
Control code
ocn288472727
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 157 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9784431791010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-4-431-79101-0
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23477611
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)288472727
  • pebcs1281757470

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