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The Oxford handbook of language evolution

Author: Maggie Tallerman; Kathleen Rita Gibson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford handbooks in linguistics.
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"In The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution, sixty leading scholars present critical accounts of every aspect of the field. Its five parts are devoted to insights from comparative animal behavior; the biology of language evolution (anatomy, genetics, and neurology); the prehistory of language (when and why did language evolve?); the development of a linguistic species; and language creation, transmission, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Tallerman; Kathleen Rita Gibson
ISBN: 9780199541119 0199541116
OCLC Number: 724665645
Description: xxv, 763 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the evolution of language / Maggie Tallerman and Kathleen R. Gibson --
Introduction to part I : insights from comparative animal behavior / Kathleen R. Gibson and Maggie Tallerman --
Language or protolanguage? A review of the ape language literature / Kathleen R. Gibson --
Primate social cognition as a precursor to language / Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney --
Cooperative breeding and the evolution of vocal flexibility / Klaus Zuberbühler --
Gesture as the most flexible modality of primate communication / Frans B.M. de Waal and Amy S. Pollick --
Have we underestimated great ape vocal capacities? / Katie Slocombe --
Bird song and language / Peter Slater --
Vocal communication and cognition in cetaceans / Vincent M. Janik --
Evolution of communication and language : insights from parrots and songbirds / Irene M. Pepperberg --
Are other animals as smart as great apes? Do others provide better models for the evolution of speech or language? / Kathleen R. Gibson --
Introduction to part II : the biology of language evolution : anatomy, genetics, and neurology / Kathleen R. Gibson and Maggie Tallerman --
Innateness and human language : a biological perspective / W. Tecumseh Fitch --
Evolutionary biological foundations of the origin of language : the co-evolution of language and brain / Szabolcs Számadó and Eörs Szathmáry --
Genetic influences on language evolution : an evaluation of the evidence / Karl C. Diller and Rebecca L. Cann --
Not the neocortex alone : other brain structures also contribute to speech and language / Kathleen R. Gibson --
The mimetic origins of language / Merlin Donald --
Evolution of behavioural and brain asymmetries in primates / William D. Hopkins and Jacques Vauclair --
Towards an evolutionary biology of language through comparative neuroanatomy / Wendy K. Wilkins --
Mirror systems : evolving imitation and the bridge from praxis to language / Michael A. Arbib --
Cognitive prerequisites for the evolution of indirect speech / Frederick L. Coolidge and Thomas Wynn --
The anatomical and physiological basis of human speech production : adaptations and exaptations / Ann MacLarnon --
Introduction to part III : the pre-history of language : when and why did language evolve? / Kathleen R. Gibson and Maggie Tallerman --
Molecular perspectives on human evolution / Rebecca L. Cann --
The fossil record : evidence for speech in early hominins / Bernard A. Wood and Amy L. Bauernfeind --
The genus homo and the origins of 'humanness' / Alan Mann --
The palaeolithic record / Thomas Wynn --
Musicality and language / Steven Mithen --
Linguistic implications of the earliest personal ornaments / Francesco d'Errico and Marian Vanhaeren --
Inferring modern language from ancient objects / Rudolf Botha --
Natural selection-itis / David Lightfoot --
The role of hominin mothers and infants in prelinguistic evolution / Dean Falk --
Infant-directed speech and language evolution / Bart de Boer --
Displays of vocal and verbal complexity : a fitness account of language, situated in development / John L. Locke --
Tool-dependent foraging strategies and the origin of language / Kathleen R. Gibson --
Gossip and the social origins of language / Robin I.M. Dunbar --
Social conditions for the evolutionary emergence of language / Chris Knight and Camilla Power --
Introduction to part IV : launching language : the development of a linguistic species / Maggie Tallerman and Kathleen R. Gibson --
The role of evolution in shaping the human language faculty / Stephen R. Anderson --
The origins of meaning / James R. Hurford --
The origins of language in manual gestures / Michael C. Corballis --
From sensorimotor categories and pantomime to grounded symbols and propositions / Stevan Harnad --
The symbol concept / Terrence W. Deacon --
Words came first : adaptations for word-learning / Robbins Burling --
The emergence of phonetic form / Michael Studdert-Kennedy --
The evolution of phonology / Peter F. MacNeilage --
The evolution of morphology / Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy --
What is syntax? / Maggie Tallerman --
The origins of syntactic language / Derek Bickerton --
The evolutionary relevance of more and less complex forms of language / Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy --
Protolanguage / Maggie Tallerman --
The emergence of language, from a biolinguistic point of view / Cedric Boeckx --
Introduction to part V : language change, creation, and transmission / Maggie Tallerman and Kathleen R. Gibson --
Grammaticalization theory as a tool for reconstructing language evolution / Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva --
Domain-general processes as the basis for grammar / Joan Bybee --
Pidgins, creoles, and the creation of language / Paul T. Roberge --
What modern-day gesture can tell us about language evolution / Susan Goldin-Meadow --
Monogenesis or polygenesis : a single ancestral language for all humanity? / Johanna Nichols --
Prehistoric population contact and language change / Brigitte Pakendorf --
Why formal models are useful for evolutionary linguists / Kenny Smith --
Language is an adaptive system : the role of cultural evolution in the origins of structure / Simon Kirby --
Robotics and embodied agents modelling of the evolution of language / Angelo Cangelosi --
Self-organization and language evolution / Bart de Boer --
Statistical learning and language acquisition / Katharing Graf Estes --
A solution of the logical problem of language evolution : language as an adaptation to the human brain / Nick Chater and Morten H. Christiansen.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks in linguistics.
Responsibility: edited by Maggie Tallerman and Kathleen R. Gibson.
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