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Studies in language origins. Volume 3

Author: Jan Wind
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins BV, ©1994.
Series: Studies in language origins, v. 3
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collates papers presented at recent meetings of the Language Origins Society. The volume reflects the diversity of approaches from many disciplines that are used to unravel the mystery of the origin  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Studies in language origins.
John Benjamins BV, 1994
(OCoLC)59944807
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Wind
ISBN: 9789027274250 9027274258
OCLC Number: 775480000
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 344 pages).
Contents: ""STUDIES IN LANGUAGE ORIGINS VOLUME 3""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of contents""; ""Notes on contributors""; ""Introduction""; ""A functional reconstruction of the supralaryngeal vocal tract of the fossil hominid from Petralona""; ""Summary""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Material""; ""3. The relation between the inclination of the styloid process and the flexion of the basicranium""; ""4. The supralaryngeal vocal tract of the fossil hominid from Petralona""; ""5. Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements ""; ""Glossary""; ""References"" ""A much-too-brief evolutionary history of the mammalian middle ear""""Summary""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Mammalian evolution and hearing""; ""3. Structures to be considered""; ""4. Conclusion""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""Spatial mapping and the origin of language A paleoneurological model""; ""Summary""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. An outline of hippocampal structure and function""; ""3. Language and cognitive mapping: Predispositions and parallellisms""; ""4. Spatial mapping and vocal signals in primate phylogeny""; ""5. Conclusion: Parsimony and language-origin models"" ""3.2 Understanding idioms and metaphors""""4. Nominal realism as the RH manifestation""; ""5. Conservation abilities and animistic thinking""; ""6. Language faculty and hemispheric peculiarities""; ""7. Music, vowels and prosody perception""; ""8. Conclusion""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""Echolocation: An acoustic causal function Semiotic and linguistic aspects""; ""Summary""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Echolocation as a possible basis for speech""; ""3. The principle of echolocation: Animals can 'hear' images""; ""4. The senses originally served orientation""; ""5. Semiotics"" ""5.1 Interrogative aspects of echolocation""""5.2 Echolocation: 'monolateralcommunication'""; ""5.3 The knowledge value of the non-answer""; ""5.4 Flexible structures""; ""5.5 Acroamatic behavior""; ""5.6 The erotematic aspect of orientation by sound""; ""5.7 The smallest sign""; ""5.8 The ability to assign meaning""; ""6. The equivalent word""; ""7. Echolocation and the origin of language""; ""8. Consequences for linguistics. Conclusions""; ""References""
Series Title: Studies in language origins, v. 3
Responsibility: edited by Jan Wind [and others].

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