Primate Communication and Human Language

Vocalisation, gestures, imitation and deixis in humans and non-humans

Anne Vilain | Université de Grenoble & GIPSA-Lab
Jean-Luc Schwartz | CNRS GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble
Christian Abry | Stendhal University (Grenoble, 1971 – 2009)
Jacques Vauclair | Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence
ISBN 9789027204547 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027287311 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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After a long period where it has been conceived as iconoclastic and almost forbidden, the question of language origins is now at the centre of a rich debate, confronting acute proposals and original theories. Most importantly, the debate is nourished by a large set of experimental data from disciplines surrounding language. The editors of the present book have gathered researchers from various fields, with the common objective of taking as seriously as possible the search for continuities from non-human primate vocal and gestural communication systems to human speech and language, in a multidisciplinary perspective combining ethology, neuroscience, developmental psychology and linguistics, as well as computer science and robotics. New data and theoretical elaborations on the emergence of referential communication and language are debated here by some of the most creative scientists in the world.
[Advances in Interaction Studies, 1] 2011.  vi, 239 pp.
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