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Masataka, Nobuo

The Origins of Language

The Origins of Language

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Table of contents

1. The Gestural Theory of and the Vocal Theory of Language Origins Are Not Incompatible with One Another
Nobuo Masataka

2. The Gestural Origins of Language
Michael C. Corballis

3. World-View of Protolanguage Speakers as Inferred from Semantics of Sound Symbolic Words: A Case of Japanese Mimetics
Sotaro Kita

4. Japanese Mothers’ Use of Specialized Vocabulary in Infant-Directed Speech: Infant-Directed Vocabulary in Japanese
Reiko Mazuka, Tadahisa Kondo, Akiko Hayashi

5. Short-Term Acoustic Modifications During Dynamic Vocal Interactions in Nonhuman Primates— Implications for Origins of Motherese
Hiroki Koda

6. Vocal Learning in Nonhuman Primates: Importance of Vocal Contexts
Chieko Yamaguchi, Akihiro Izumi

7. The Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Bimodal Primate Vocal Communication
Asif A. Ghazanfar, David J. Lewkowicz

8. Understanding the Dynamics of Primate Vocalization and Its Implications for the Evolution of Human Speech
Takeshi Nishimura

9. Implication of the Human Musical Faculty for Evolution of Language
Nobuo Masataka

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Keywords: SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General SCI008000

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2008
Language
en
Edition
1
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9784431791027

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