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Social influences on vocal development

Author: Charles T Snowdon; Martine Hausberger
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
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How do children and other young animals learn to communicate? This book shows the importance of social companions in the structure, comprehension and usage of vocal communication in later life, and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles T Snowdon; Martine Hausberger
ISBN: 9780521495264 0521495261
OCLC Number: 748681179
Description: ix, 352 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction / Charles T. Snowdon and Martine Hausberger --
2. Social interaction and sensitive phases for song learning: A critical review / Douglas A. Nelson --
3. Social interaction and vocal development in birds / Luis F. Baptista and Sandra L.L. Gaunt --
4. Building a social agenda for the study of bird song / Meredith J. West, Andrew P. King and Todd M. Freeberg --
5. Field observations, experimental design, and the time and place of learning bird songs / Robert B. Payne and Laura L. Payne --
6. Vocal learning in wild and domesticated zebra finches: Signature cues for kin recognition or epiphenomena? / Richard Zann.
Responsibility: edited by Charles T. Snowdon and Martine Hausberger.


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'Snowdon and Hausberger have managed to create a valuable resource for the discussion of both the convergences in the strategies of vocal learning in phylogenetically distinct species and the Read more...

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