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The Origin Of Speech

Author : Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
ISBN : 0912148136
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Origin Of Speech

Author : Peter F. MacNeilage
ISBN : 9780199581580
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book explores the origin and evolution of speech. The human speech system is in a league of its own in the animal kingdom and its possession dwarfs most other evolutionary achievements. During every second of speech we unconsciously use about 225 distinct muscle actions. To investigate the evolutionary origins of this prodigious ability, Peter MacNeilage draws on work in linguistics, cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and animal behavior. He puts forward a neo-Darwinian account of speech as a process of descent in which ancestral vocal capabilities became modified in response to natural selection pressures for more efficient communication. His proposals include the crucial observation that present-day infants learning to produce speech reveal constraints that were acting on our ancestors as they invented new words long ago. This important and original investigation integrates the latest research on modern speech capabilities, their acquisition, and their neurobiology, including the issues surrounding the cerebral hemispheric specialization for speech. Written in a clear style with minimal recourse to jargon the book will interest a wide range of readers in cognitive, neuro-, and evolutionary science, as well as all those seeking to understand the nature and evolution of speech and human communication.

The Origin Of Speech

Author : Charles Francis Hockett
ISBN : OCLC:492374279
Genre : Language and languages
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On The Origin Of Language

Author : Alexander Gode
ISBN : 0226730123
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume combines Rousseau's essay on the origin of diverse languages with Herder's essay on the genesis of the faculty of speech. Rousseau's essay is important to semiotics and critical theory, as it plays a central role in Jacques Derrida's book Of Grammatology, and both essays are valuable historical and philosophical documents.

On The Origin Of Language

Author : Hensleigh Wedgwood
ISBN : OXFORD:600092875
Genre : Language and history
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On The Origin Of Language

Author : Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek
ISBN : UOM:39015031217097
Genre : Autographs, South African
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Vedic Theory Of The Origin Of Speech

Author : Dr Ravi Prakash Arya
ISBN : 8187710616
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The present work makes a humble reappraisal of the observations of Vedic seers on the origin and evolution of first speech on this planet. Findings here set aside conventional notion regarding the origin of speech and tries to present the actual picture behind the caption 'Divine Origin of Speech.' This work also attempts to discover the sequence of origin of various phonemic sounds. The first ever origin of action sounds and their development into attributives and final culmination into agent sounds. It also underlies those rules that determine the origin of other languages of Indo-European stock from their original source directly or indirectly. The present work also takes into account various phonetic theories evolved by various linguists from time to time in the light of new findings of the present study.

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