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The prehistory of language

Author: Rudolf P Botha; Chris Knight; ProQuest (Firm)
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Studies in the evolution of language, 11.; Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf P Botha; Chris Knight; ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN: 9780199545872 0199545871 019954588X 9780199545889
OCLC Number: 1200821224
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Description: xviii, 348 p. : ill.
Contents: Introduction: Rewards and challenges of multi-perspectival work on the evolution of language and speech / Rudolf Botha --
Why only humans have language / Robin Dunbar --
Is sociality a crucial prerequisite for the emergence of language? / Luc Steels --
Holistic communication and the co-evolution of language and music : resurrecting an old idea / Steven Mithen --
Music as a communicative medium / Ian Cross and Ghofur Eliot Woodruff --
Cultural niche construction : evolution's cradle of language / John Odling-Smee and Kevin N. Laland --
Playing with meaning : normative function and structure in play / Sonia Ragir and Sue Savage-Rumbaugh --
The ontogeny and phylogeny of non-verbal deixis / David A. Leavens, Timothy P. Racine, and William D. Hopkins --
The directed scratch : evidence for a referential gesture in chimpanzees? / Simone Pika and John C. Mitani --
The origins of the lexicon : how a word-store evolved / Maggie Tallerman --
Language : symbolization and beyond / Eric Reuland --
Grammaticalization from a biolinguistic perspective / Elly van Gelderen --
Recursion, phonological storage capacity, and the evolution of modern speech / Frederick L. Coolidge and Thomas Wynn --
Why women speak better than men (and its significance for evolution) / Bart de Boer --
Mosaic neurobiology and anatomical plausibility / Wendy K. Wilkins.
Series Title: Studies in the evolution of language, 11.; Oxford linguistics.
Other Titles: ProQuest One Literature.
Responsibility: edited by Rudolf Botha, Chris Knight.

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