The Resource The Social Origins of Language, Robert Seyfarth, Dorothy Cheney; Michael Platt

The Social Origins of Language, Robert Seyfarth, Dorothy Cheney; Michael Platt

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The Social Origins of Language
Title
The Social Origins of Language
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Robert Seyfarth, Dorothy Cheney; Michael Platt
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
How human language evolved from the need for social communicationThe origins of human language remain hotly debated. Despite growing appreciation of cognitive and neural continuity between humans and other animals, an evolutionary account of human language—in its modern form—remains as elusive as ever. The Social Origins of Language provides a novel perspective on this question and charts a new path toward its resolution.In the lead essay, Robert Seyfarth and Dorothy Cheney draw on their decades-long pioneering research on monkeys and baboons in the wild to show how primates use vocalizations to modulate social dynamics. They argue that key elements of human language emerged from the need to decipher and encode complex social interactions. In other words, social communication is the biological foundation upon which evolution built more complex language.Seyfarth and Cheney’s argument serves as a jumping-off point for responses by John McWhorter, Ljiljana Progovac, Jennifer E. Arnold, Benjamin Wilson, Christopher I. Petkov and Peter Godfrey-Smith, each of whom draw on their respective expertise in linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. Michael Platt provides an introduction, Seyfarth and Cheney a concluding essay. Ultimately, The Social Origins of Language offers thought-provoking viewpoints on how human language evolved
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DE-B1597
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Seyfarth, Robert
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other
LC call number
P116
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Cheney, Dorothy
  • Platt, Michael
  • Platt, Michael
  • De Gruyter
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Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Series
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Language and languages
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specialized
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The Social Origins of Language, Robert Seyfarth, Dorothy Cheney; Michael Platt
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • PART 2
  • Linguistics and Pragmatics
  • McWhorter, John
  • Where Is Continuity Likely to be Found?
  • Progovac, Ljiljana
  • Fluency Effects in Human Language
  • Arnold, Jennifer E.
  • Relational Knowledge and the Origins of Language
  • Wilson, Benjamin / Petkov, Christopher I.
  • Primates, Cephalopods, and the Evolution of Communication
  • Frontmatter
  • Godfrey-Smith, Peter
  • PART 3
  • Conclusion
  • Seyfarth, Robert M. / Cheney, Dorothy L.
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Contents
  • The Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Platt, Michael L.
  • PART 1
  • The Social Origins of Language
  • Seyfarth, Robert M. / Cheney, Dorothy L.
Extent
1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781400888146
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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10.1515/9781400888146
Other physical details
4 line illustrations
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)501245
  • (DE-B1597)9781400888146
Label
The Social Origins of Language, Robert Seyfarth, Dorothy Cheney; Michael Platt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART 2
  • Linguistics and Pragmatics
  • McWhorter, John
  • Where Is Continuity Likely to be Found?
  • Progovac, Ljiljana
  • Fluency Effects in Human Language
  • Arnold, Jennifer E.
  • Relational Knowledge and the Origins of Language
  • Wilson, Benjamin / Petkov, Christopher I.
  • Primates, Cephalopods, and the Evolution of Communication
  • Frontmatter
  • Godfrey-Smith, Peter
  • PART 3
  • Conclusion
  • Seyfarth, Robert M. / Cheney, Dorothy L.
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Contents
  • The Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Platt, Michael L.
  • PART 1
  • The Social Origins of Language
  • Seyfarth, Robert M. / Cheney, Dorothy L.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400888146
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400888146
Other physical details
4 line illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)501245
  • (DE-B1597)9781400888146

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