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Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199289158
eISBN:
9780191711091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289158.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Speech is the principal supporting medium of language. This book considers how spoken language first emerged. It gives an original and integrated view of the interactions between self-organization ... More


Communication

Brandon C. Wheeler, William A. Searcy, Morten H. Christiansen, Michael C. Corballis, Julia Fischer, Christoph Grüter, Daniel Margoliash, Michael J. Owren, Tabitha Price, Robert Seyfarth, and Markus Wild

in Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews what has been learned about animal thinking from the study of animal communication and considers what we might hope to learn in the future. It begins with a discussion on the ... More


Birdsong and Other Animal Models for Human Speech, Song, and Vocal Learning

W. Tecumseh Fitch and Erich D. Jams

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter highlights the similarities and differences between learned song, in birds and other animal models, and speech and song in humans, by reviewing the comparative biology of birdsong and ... More


Vico's Fable of Himself

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE

in The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico Written by Himself

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239000
eISBN:
9780191679810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239000.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter suggests that Giambattista Vico has employed in his autobiography one of the fundamental conceptions of his philosophy for the representation of himself and that his autobiography is a ... More


Ecumenism and Science 1

Thomas F. Torrance

in God and Rationality

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192139481
eISBN:
9780191670077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192139481.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this world which has come to be through God's creative Word, ecumenical activity occurs within time and space which are both brought about as functions of conditional events and holders of the ... More


Speech in Action: Victorian Philology and the Uprooting of Language

Philipp Erchinger

in Artful Experiments: Ways of Knowing in Victorian Literature and Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474438957
eISBN:
9781474453790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438957.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter is concerned with the use of language, the common medium through which both literary and scientific texts come into the social world. Charting key points of contest in the Victorian ... More


Bloomfield's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Leonard Bloomfield's view on Ferdinand de Saussure's linguistic ideas. Bloomfield, one of the most influential figures in American linguistics in the first half of the ... More


Varieties of Biological Information

Daniel Cloud

in The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167925
eISBN:
9780231538282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167925.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines information and information processing in biological systems. Information processing of fairly complex kinds is fundamental to life. Cells seem to have recognizable memory ... More


Asking Questions so That Animals Can Provide the Right Answers

Duane M. Rumbaugh and David A. Washburn

in Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099836
eISBN:
9780300129359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099836.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter explores chimpanzees' and bonobos' success in language acquisition. It address why chimpanzees and bonobos succeeded in demonstrating the use and comprehension of language where other ... More


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