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Approaches to the evolution of language : social and cognitive bases

Author: James R Hurford; Michael Studdert-Kennedy; Chris Knight
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Hurford; Michael Studdert-Kennedy; Chris Knight
ISBN: 0521630495 9780521630498 0521639646 9780521639644
OCLC Number: 37742390
Description: ix, 442 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: new approaches to language evolution / Michael Studdert Kennedy, Chris Knight and James R. Hurford pt. I. Grounding language function in social cognition. 1. Introduction: grounding language function in social cognition / Chris Knight. 2. On discontinuing the continuity discontinuity debate / Jean Aitchison. 3. The origin of language and cognition / Ib Ulbaek. 4. Mimesis and the Executive Suite: missing links in language evolution / Merlin Donald. 5. Ritual/speech coevolution: a solution to the problem of deception / Chris Knight. 6. Theory of mind and the evolution of language / Robin Dunbar. 7. Old wives' tales: the gossip hypothesis and the reliability of cheap signals / Camilla Power. 8. Altruism, status and the origin of relevance / Jean Louis Dessalles. 9. The evolution of language from social intelligence / Robert Worden pt. II. The emergence of phonology. 10. Introduction: the emergence of phonology / Michael Studdert Kennedy. 11. Long call structure in apes as a possible precursor for language / Maria Ujhelyi. 12. Social sound making as a precursor to spoken language / John L. Locke. 13. The particulate origins of language generativity: from syllable to gesture / Michael Studdert Kennedy. 14. Evolution of the mechanisms of language output: comparative neurobiology of vocal and manual communication / Peter F. MacNeilage. 15. Systemic constraints and adaptive change in the formation of sound structure / Bjorn Lindblom. 16. The development of sound systems in human language / Klaus J. Kohler. 17. Synonymy avoidance, phonology and the origin of syntax / Andrew Carstairs McCarthy pt. III. The emergence of syntax. 18. Introduction: the emergence of syntax / James R. Hurford. 19. On the sup.
Responsibility: edited by James R. Hurford, Michael Studdert-Kennedy, and Chris Knight.
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