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FoxP2 and deep homology in the evolution of birdsong and human language *

Alan Langus, Jana Petri, Marina Nespor, and Constance Scharff

in The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Evidence and Inference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654840
eISBN:
9780191759000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654840.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on a number of striking parallels between spoken language and birdsong. It suggests that, in principle, distinct attributes of human language exist in other species to distinct ... More


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