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The Resource The social origins of language, Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney ; edited and introduced by Michael L. Platt

The social origins of language, Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney ; edited and introduced by Michael L. Platt

Label
The social origins of language
Title
The social origins of language
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney ; edited and introduced by Michael L. Platt
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 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, Christopher I. Petkov and Benjamin Wilson, 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."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seyfarth, Robert M
Dewey number
401
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • P116
  • PI410
LC item number
.S49 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 F-031
  • P 116
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cheney, Dorothy L.
  • Platt, Michael L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Social evolution
  • Social behavior in animals
  • Animal communication
Label
The social origins of language, Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney ; edited and introduced by Michael L. Platt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Michael L. Platt -- Part 1. The social origins of language / Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney -- Part 2. Linguistics and pragmatics / John McWhorter -- Where is continuity likely to be found? / Ljiljana Progovac -- Fluency effects in human language / Jennifer E. Arnold -- Relational knowledge and the origins of language / Benjamin Wilson and Christopher I. Petkov -- Primates, cephalopods, and the evolution of communication / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- Part 3. Conclusion / Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney
Control code
ocn983825056
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780691177236
Lccn
2017952280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983825056
Label
The social origins of language, Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney ; edited and introduced by Michael L. Platt
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Michael L. Platt -- Part 1. The social origins of language / Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney -- Part 2. Linguistics and pragmatics / John McWhorter -- Where is continuity likely to be found? / Ljiljana Progovac -- Fluency effects in human language / Jennifer E. Arnold -- Relational knowledge and the origins of language / Benjamin Wilson and Christopher I. Petkov -- Primates, cephalopods, and the evolution of communication / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- Part 3. Conclusion / Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney
Control code
ocn983825056
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780691177236
Lccn
2017952280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983825056

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