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Fitch, W. Tecumseh

Overview
Works: 21 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 1,056 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: P116, 417.7
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Most widely held works by W. Tecumseh Fitch
The evolution of language by W. Tecumseh Fitch( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Language, more than anything else, is what makes us human. It appears that no communication system of equivalent power exists elsewhere in the animal kingdom. Any normal human child will learn a language based on rather sparse data in the surrounding world, while even the brightest chimpanzee, exposed to the same environment, will not. Why not? How, and why, did language evolve in our species and not in others?" "Since Darwin's theory of evolution, questions about the origin of language have generated a rapidly growing scientific literature, stretched across a number of disciplines, much of it directed at specialist audiences. The diversity of perspectives - from linguistics, anthropology, speech science, genetics, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology - can be bewildering. Covering diverse and fascinating topics, from Kaspar Hauser to Clever Hans, Tecumseh Fitch provides a clear and comprehensible guide to this vast literature, bringing together its most important insights to explore one of the biggest unsolved puzzles of human history."--BOOK JACKET
Why do we talk?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech and language differentiate us from all other animal species yet how we learn to speak is still largely unknown. This fascinating documentary looks at a variety of research projects all aiming to understanding why and how we learn to talk. Cognitive scientist Deb Roy has set up the Speech Home Project in which he analyses in minute detail the processes by which his own infant son begins to acquire language. Cathy Price studies the brain of Steve Steere, who had a stroke following a bicycling accident which left him unable to speak, to try to work out where his missing speech centres are. William Fifer is experimenting with speech sounds and newborn babies - his research shows that newborns respond in a totally different way to the voice of their mother than they do to any other voice. Language specialist Gary Morgan is working with Christopher, an autistic man with an astonishing ability to learn languages - we see Christopher learn a new language. Noam Chomsky believes we have an inate ability to speak - if this is so, would a child brought up without ever hearing language learn to speak by themselves? Ofer Tchernichovski is studying birdsong in finches that have been separated from their father's song - they grow up unable to copy it. However, over subsequent generations the birds develop a new language which begins to have its own form and structure. Faraneh Vargha-Khadem has been studying a family who all have the same genetic speech defect - the K family speak as though they are deaf even though all of their other neurological functions are entirely normal. Vargha-Khadem has isolated a gene, Fox P2, which controls our ability to shape words, this is faulty in the K family. Language specialist Mark Pagel reveals his experiment in which a group of volunteers independantly form a new language, unconsciously shaping its structure and meaning
Language evolution : critical concepts in linguistics( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interference effect and cognitive control the case of pitch class change detection( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two responses are possible and in conflict, the response to the relevant stimulus is prolonged. This effect has been shown in the cases of both automatic as well as controlled stimulus-response mappings. In this study we have explored whether the interference effect can be observed also in the case when the response depends on the comparison of two successively presented stimuli. Thirty eight musicians and non-musicians participated in a pitch class change detection task in which the target tones were embedded in a chord con text that changed or stayed the same congruently or in incongruence with the change of the pitch class of the target tones. The reaction times were shorter in congruent vs. incongruent condition, confirming a presence of an interference effect
Language evolution( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language evolution( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language evolution( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language evolution( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern era : Darwin meets Chomsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pattern perception and computational complexity : papers of a theme issue( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical sources( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptions of protolanguage( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of speech( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution of language : Fourth International Conference on the Evolution of Language, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts, March 27-30, 2002 : proceedings by International Conference on the Evolution of Language( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of harmonic context on the perception of pitch class by Anka Slana( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of harmonic context on pitch class change detection( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of harmonic context on the perception of pitch class equivalence by Anka Slana( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genes, language, cognition, and culture : towards productive inquiry by W. Tecumseh Fitch( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vocal tract length perception and the evolution of language by W. Tecumseh Fitch( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rank-dependent grooming patterns and cortisol alleviation in Barbary macaques by Ruth S Sonnweber( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The evolution of language
Alternative Names
Fitch, Tecumseh.

Fitch Tecumseh 1963-....

Fitch, W. Tecumseh 1963-

Fitch, William Tecumseh Sherman.

Fitch, William Tecumseh Sherman 1963-

Tecumseh Fitch US-amerikanischer Verhaltensforscher und Kognitionsbiologe

William Tecumseh Fitch

Languages
English (48)

Covers
Why do we talk?