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Cultural niche construction: evolution's cradle of language *

John Odling‐Smee and Kevin N. Laland

in The Prehistory of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199545872
eISBN:
9780191720369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545872.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Standard evolutionary theory is highly successful, based as it is on solid mathematical foundations and a rich empirical tradition, constantly renewed by exchanges of hypotheses and data among ... More


Mosaic neurobiology and anatomical plausibility *

Wendy K. Wilkins

in The Prehistory of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199545872
eISBN:
9780191720369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545872.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter sets out a strategy for investigating the evolutionary biology of language. Central here is the following thesis: In order to understand the emergence of linguistic capacity as an ... More


Introduction: Overview

Namhee Lee, Lisa Mikesell, Anna Dina L. Joaquin, Andrea W. Mates, and John H. Schumann

in The Interactional Instinct: The Evolution and Acquisition of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384246
eISBN:
9780199869916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384246.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This Introduction starts by briefly presenting the purpose of the book: to offer a perspective on language acquisition based on evolutionary biology and neurobiology. The book argues that language ... More


Epilogue: What Does the Study of Interaction Offer to Emotion Research?

Anssi Peräkylä

in Emotion in Interaction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730735
eISBN:
9780199950034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730735.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter summarizes some of the results presented in the individual studies in the volume, and discusses them in the context of earlier psychological, social scientific and evolutionary research ... More


Possession and association in Galo language and culture

Mark W. Post

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter exhaustively describes the grammar of possession in Galo, a Tibeto-Burman language of the Tani branch spoken in North East India. In the noun phrase grammar, we focus on the functions ... More


Why we need to move from gene-culture co-evolution to culturally driven co-evolution

Daniel Dor and Eva Jablonka

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter presents four lines of argumentation for the claim that the emergence of language can and should be explained as a culturally driven process that eventually entangled individual ... More


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