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How The Brain Got Language

Author : Michael A. Arbib
ISBN : 9780199896684
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Unlike any other species, humans can learn and use language. In this book, Michael Arbib presents the Mirror System Hypothesis, which suggests how complex imitation supported the breakthrough to pantomime, protosign and protospeech and then, through cultural evolution, to fully fledged languages.

The Evolution Of Language

Author : Thomas C Scott-Phillips
ISBN : 9789814401517
Genre : Computers
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Proceedings of Evolang IX, the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. The Evolang conferences are the leading international conferences for new findings in the study of the origins and evolution of language. They attract a multidisciplinary audience. The proceedings are an important resource for researchers in the field. Contents:Evolutionary Parallels between Language and Tool Use (Michael A Arbib)Cortico–Cortical and Cortico–Cerebellar Computations in Language Change (Giorgos P Argyropoulos)The Case for Neanderthal Language — How Strong is It? (Sverker Johansson)Meanings of Touching Object Parts in Pointing (Harumi Kobayashi and Tetsuya Yasuda)Robustness as a Design Feature of Speech Communication (Bodo Winter and Morten H Christiansen)The Exponent of Zipf's Law in Language Ontogeny (Jaume Baixeries, Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho and Brita Elvevåg)and other papers Readership: Graduate students, academics and researchers working on the evolution of language, artificial intelligence, genetics and psychology. Keywords:Language Evolution;Evolution of Language;EVOLANG;Linguistics

The Evolution Of Language

Author : Thomas C. Scott-Phillips
ISBN : 9789814401494
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The Evolang conferences are the leading international conferences for new findings in the study of the origins and evolution of language. They attract a multidisciplinary audience. The proceedings are an important resource for researchers in the field.

The Handbook Of Language Emergence

Author : Brian MacWhinney
ISBN : 9781118301753
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Action To Language Via The Mirror Neuron System

Author : Michael A. Arbib
ISBN : 9781139458139
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Mirror neurons may hold the brain's key to social interaction - each coding not only a particular action or emotion but also the recognition of that action or emotion in others. The Mirror System Hypothesis adds an evolutionary arrow to the story - from the mirror system for hand actions, shared with monkeys and chimpanzees, to the uniquely human mirror system for language. In this accessible volume, experts from child development, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, primatology and robotics present and analyse the mirror system and show how studies of action and language can illuminate each other. Topics discussed in the fifteen chapters include: what do chimpanzees and humans have in common? Does the human capability for language rest on brain mechanisms shared with other animals? How do human infants acquire language? What can be learned from imaging the human brain? How are sign- and spoken-language related? Will robots learn to act and speak like humans?

Body Language Communication

Author : Cornelia Müller
ISBN : 9783110261318
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Volume I of the handbook presents contemporary, multidisciplinary, historical, theoretical, and methodological aspects of how body movements relate to language. It documents how leading scholars from differenct disciplinary backgrounds conceptualize and analyze this complex relationship. Five chapters and a total of 72 articles, present current and past approaches, including multidisciplinary methods of analysis.

The Nature And Origin Of Language

Author : Denis Bouchard
ISBN : 9780199681624
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book looks at how the human brain got the capacity for language and how language then evolved. The author argues that language is a system of signs, considers how these elements first came together in the brain, and examines the brain mechanisms that allowed their formation. He shows that his explanation of language origins and evolution is consistent with the complex properties of languages and that it offers insights to both language learnability andconstructions that have defied decades of linguistic analysis. This outstandingly original account will interest linguists, cognitive scientists, and others interested in the evolution of language.

Evolutionary Linguistics

Author : April McMahon
ISBN : 9780521814508
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How did the biological, brain and behavioural structures underlying human language evolve? This is an introduction to the interdisciplinary debates.

Simulating The Evolution Of Language

Author : Angelo Cangelosi
ISBN : 1852334282
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This book is the first to provide a comprehensive survey of the computational models and methodologies used for studying the evolution and origin of language and communication. Comprising contributions from the most influential figures in the field, it presents and summarises the state-of-the-art in computational approaches to language evolution, and highlights new lines of development.Essential reading for researchers and students in the fields of evolutionary and adaptive systems, language evolution modelling and linguistics, it will also be of interest to researchers working on applications of neural networks to language problems. Furthermore, due to the fact that language evolution models use multi-agent methodologies, it will also be of great interest to computer scientists working on multi-agent systems, robotics and internet agents.

Language Evolution And The Brain

Author : James W. MINETTinett
ISBN : 9789629371654
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A number of research groups around the world have begun to study how the brain acquires and processes language, but we still know comparatively little about it. Many such groups work on very specific, often narrow, problems. This approach is certainly necessary, but a broad perspective can be helpful, if not essential, too. This volume consists of an important collection of papers presented at the Seminar on Language, Evolution, and the Brain (SLEB), hosted by the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Kyoto, Japan, bringing together distinguished researchers with background in cognitive science, anthropology, linguistics, robotics, physics, etc. Major topics discussed here include: Creoles and pidgins, and their implications regarding language evolution. Quantitative analysis and modeling of various aspects of language evolution, including the evolution of lexical items and color terms, the emergence of linguistics categories, and the dynamics of language competition. The evolution of the human brain, and how that relates to language evolution. The evolution and the role of mirror neurons in both humans and non-humans. Evidence that the influence of language on color perception (an example of the Whorf Effect) is stronger for the right visual field than the left. This volume provides a multi-faceted discussion of how language evolves and shapes the brain that may entice university students and researchers to delve into this field with more background and curiosity.

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