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Birdsong, Speech, and Language : Exploring the Evolution of Mind and Brain.

Author/Creator:
Bolhuis, Johan J.
Publication:
Cambridge : MIT Press, 2013.
Series:
The MIT Press Ser.
The MIT Press Ser.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (557 pages)
Subjects:
Birds -- Vocalization.
Birdsongs.
Cognitive neuroscience.
Human evolution.
Language acquisition.
Neurolinguistics.
Speech acts (Linguistics).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Prominent scholars consider the cognitive and neural similarities between birdsong and human speech and language.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Foreword: A Bird's-Eye View of Human Language and Evolution
Preface
I Introduction
1 The Design Principles of Natural Language
2 Evolution, Memory, and the Nature of Syntactic Representation
3 Convergence and Deep Homology in the Evolution of Spoken Language
4 Evolution of Brain Pathways for Vocal Learning in Birds and Humans
II Acquisition of Birdsong and Speech
5 Behavioral Similarities between Birdsong and Spoken Language
6 Parametric Variation: Language and Birdsong
7 Vocal Culture in Songbirds: An Experimental Approach to Cultural Evolution
8 Acquisition of Linguistic Categories: Cross-Domain Convergences
III Phonology and Syntax
9 Structure in Human Phonology and in Birdsong: A Phonologist's Perspective
10 Recursivity of Language: What Can Birds Tell Us about It?
11 Finite-State Song Syntax in Bengalese Finches: Sensorimotor Evidence, Developmental Processes, and Formal Procedures for Syntax Extraction
12 Analyzing the Structure of Bird Vocalizations and Language: Finding Common Ground
13 Phonological Awareness in Grey Parrots: Creation of New Labels from Existing Vocalizations
IV Neurobiology of Song and Speech
14 The Neural Basis of Links and Dissociations between Speech Perception and Production
15 Neural Mechanisms of Auditory Learning and Memory in Songbirds and Mammals
16 Age Effects in Language Acquisition and Attrition
17 A "Birdsong Perspective" on Human Speech Production
18 Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Generation of Birdsong: A Modular Sequential Behavior
19 Auditory-Vocal Mirror Neurons for Learned Vocal Communication
20 Peripheral Mechanisms of Vocalization in Birds: A Comparison with Human Speech
V Genes, Song, Speech, and Language
21 Building Bridges between Genes, Brains, and Language
22 A Bird's-Eye View of FoxP2.
23 Genetic Basis of Language: Insights from Developmental Dyslexia
VI Evolution of Song, Speech, and Language
24 Musical Protolanguage: Darwin's Theory of Language Evolution Revisited
25 Birdsong as a Model for Studying Factors and Mechanisms Affecting Signal Evolution
26 Evolution of Vocal Communication: An Avian Model
List of Contributors
Index.
Notes:
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Everaert, Martin.
Berwick, Robert C.
Chomsky, Noam.
Ackermann, Hermann.
Cate, Carel ten.
Fisher, Simon E.
Fitch, W. Tecumseh.
Fritz, Jonathan.
Huijbregts, Riny.
Other format:
Print version: Bolhuis, Johan J. Birdsong, Speech, and Language
ISBN:
9780262313827
9780262018609
OCLC:
844317410
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