• Becoming Loquens: More Studies in Language Origins

    Becoming Loquens: More Studies in Language Origins (Bochum Publications in Evolutionary Cultural Semiotics (2000- ), Vol. 1.) (Paperback) Edited by Bernard H. Bichakjian, Edited by Tatiana Chernigovskaya, Edited by Adam Kendon, Edited by Anke Moeller

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    DescriptionOnce declared an unworthy pursuit for learned linguists, the study of language origins has recently become a matter of intensive respectable research. The change is understandable, because, while the nineteenth-century imaginative linguists could only speculate, today's scientists can soberly investigate and present the hard data that could serve to outline the gradual evolution that led to the emergence and development of oral communication. Tracing that process or, rather, contributing to that effort, is the objective of this collection of articles and the collective endeavor of their authors, who from their own specific vantage points - primatology, anthropology, anatomy, cognition, neurology, linguistics, and sociology - are presenting data and analyses that will help the reader to gain better insight and clearer understanding of how humans have developed that fascinating tool of ours - language.

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    Becoming Loquens
    More Studies in Language Origins
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Bernard H. Bichakjian, Edited by Tatiana Chernigovskaya, Edited by Adam Kendon, Edited by Anke Moeller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 397
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Weight: 570 g
    ISBN 13: 9783631361719
    ISBN 10: 3631361718

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC subject category V2: CFF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    LC classification: P
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    Abridged Dewey: 420
    DC21: 417.7
    DC22: 401
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000, MED000000
    Thema V1.0: MB, JB, JM, CFF
    Illustrations note
    Peter Lang GmbH
    Imprint name
    Peter Lang GmbH
    Publication date
    04 July 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Frankfurt am Main
    Author Information
    The author: Headed by Merlin Donald, the list of contributors includes seasoned scientists and younger enthusiastic investigators from Europe and North America. They not only present their observational data, discuss their experimental results, and submit their insightful interpretations, but they also display the cultural diversity that exists in the scientific approaches used across nations and continents.
    Table of contents
    Contents: Uwe Juergens: A comparison of the neural system underlying speech and non-speech vocal utterances - Ivo Budil: Evolution of vocal communication. Evidence from palaeo-laryngology - Sonia Ragir: How is a stone tool like a sentence? - Tiziano Telleschi: Origins of language and of society-culture relationships - Merlin Donald: Preconditions for the evolution of protolanguages - Leonard Rolfe: Phonesthemes as primary word forms - Stan Voronin: Approaching the iconic theory of language origin. Pertinent laws and tendencies from phonosemantics - Robin Allott: The articulatory basis of the alphabet - Alexander N. Kornev: Toward a neuropsychological model of phonological development - Tatiana V. Chernigovskaya/Yu. V. Natochin/V. V. Menshutkin: Principles of the evolution of natural and computer languages and physiological systems - Brigitte L. M. Bauer: From Latin to French: The linear development of word order - Alberto Nocentini: Homonymy, synonymy and duality of patterning. About the distinctive properties of human language - Vadim B. Kasevich: On Universal Grammar and cognitive primitives - James Cooke Brown: What can be learned from thirty years of teaching a logical language about the probable course of language evolution? - Walburga von Raffler-Engel: Personality formation during the pre-natal stage - Jordi Magraner: Oral statements concerning living unknown hominids. Analysis, criticism, and implications for language origins.