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Rational Ritual: Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158280
eISBN:
9781400846436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158280.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Why do Internet, financial service, and beer commercials dominate Super Bowl advertising? How do political ceremonies establish authority? Why does repetition characterize anthems and ritual speech? ... More


Signal evolution and the social brain

Camilla Power

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/9780199665327.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Signal evolution theory addresses honesty, manipulation, mind-reading, and shared versus conflicting interests. Animal signals are investments demonstrating intrinsic quality. Against this ... More


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