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Are other animals as smart as great apes? Do others provide better models for the evolution of speech or language?  

Kathleen R. Gibson

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article reviews recent evidence for advanced, language-pertinent, cognitive capacities in birds and mammals and evaluates the potential suitability of song and other animal vocal ... More

Bird song and language  

Peter Slater

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article provides an overview of bird song and language. There are several reasons why bird song might be of interest to those who are studying human language. First, and most ... More

Cognitive prerequisites for the evolution of indirect speech  

Frederick L. Coolidge and Thomas Wynn

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article proposes the important prerequisites for indirect speech that includes at least four major cognitive factors, adequate phonological storage capacity, recursion, a full theory ... More

Compositionality and Beyond: Embodied Meaning in Language and Protolanguage  

Michael A. Arbib

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
This article mentions that a formal view of compositional semantics is helpful both for what it reveals about the structure of language and also for what it deletes, including context, the ... More

Compositionality and Linguistic Evolution  

Kenny Smith and Simon Kirby

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
The productivity of language is subserved by two structural properties: language is recursive, which allows the creation of an infinite number of utterances, and language is compositional, ... More

Cooperative breeding and the evolution of vocal flexibility  

Klaus Zuberbühler

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
Primates communicate not only because they are biologically hardwired to do so, but also because they pursue specific goals during social interactions. This is well documented in the ... More

Displays of vocal and verbal complexity: a fitness account of language, situated in development  

John L. Locke

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article presents several factors related to the evolution of vocal and phonetic behaviors thus discussing the emergence of symbolization and reference. Evolutionary theories must ... More

Domain‐general processes as the basis for grammar  

Joan L. Bybee

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The article demonstrates many aspects of grammar that can be derived from domain-general cognitive processes, especially those of neuromotor automation, chunking, categorization, ... More

The emergence of language, from a biolinguistic point of view  

Cedric Boeckx

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
Biolinguistics is a fairly broad research program that allow for the exploration of many avenues of research, including the formalist, functionalist, and nativist, and it insists on the ... More

The emergence of phonetic form  

Michael Studdert‐Kennedy

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The human hands, face, and vocal machinery have evolved as finely differentiated parts as compared to other primates due to the two phenomena that includes child development and ... More

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