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Author Oller, D. Kimbrough
Title Evolution of Communicative Flexibility : Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication
Imprint Cambridge : MIT Press, 2008
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Series Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology Ser. ; v.9
Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Series Foreword -- Preface -- Reference -- I INTRODUCTION -- 1 Signal and Functional Flexibility in the Emergence of Communication Systems: The Editors' Introduction -- II CROSS-SPECIES PERSPECTIVES ON FORCES AND PATTERNS OF FLEXIBILITY IN COMMUNICATION -- 2 Evolutionary Forces Favoring Communicative Flexibility -- 3 Vocal Learning in Mammals with Special Emphasis on Pinnipeds -- 4 Contextually Flexible Communication in Nonhuman Primates -- 5 Constraints in Primate Vocal Production -- 6 Contextual Sensitivity and Bird Song: A Basis for Social Life -- III THE ROLE OF FLEXIBILITY AND COMMUNICATIVE COMPLEXITY IN THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE -- 7 Contextual Flexibility in Infant Vocal Development and the Earliest Stepsin the Evolution of Language -- 8 Scaffolds for Babbling: Innateness and Learning in the Emergence of Contexually Flexible Vocal Production in Human Infants -- 9 Cognitive Precursors to Language -- 10 Language and Niche Construction -- IV UNDERPINNINGS OF COMMUNICATIVE CONTROL: FOUNDATIONS FOR FLEXIBLE COMMUNICATION -- 11 How Apes Use Gestures: The Issue of Flexibility -- 12 The Role of Play in the Evolution and Ontogeny of Contextually Flexible Communication -- V MODELING OF THE EMERGENCE OF COMPLEXITY AND FLEXIBILITY IN COMMUNICATION -- 13 Detection and Estimation of Complexity and Contextual Flexibility in Nonhuman Animal Communication -- 14 The Evolution of Flexibility in Bird Song -- 15 Development and Evolution of Speech Sound Categories: Principles and Models -- Contributors -- Index
Experts investigate communicative flexibility (in both form and usage of signals) as the foundation of the evolution of complex communication systems, including human language
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Oller, D. Kimbrough Evolution of Communicative Flexibility : Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication Cambridge : MIT Press,c2008 9780262151214
Subject Communication.;Animal communication.;Language and languages -- Origin.;Human evolution
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