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Aping Language

Author : Joel Wallman
ISBN : 0521406668
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is a critique of the experiments of recent years that tried to teach language to apes. A survey of the communications systems of apes and monkeys in nature finds these systems differ from language in profound ways because language is a uniquely human attribute.

The Evolutionary Emergence Of Language

Author : Rudolf Botha
ISBN : 9780199654840
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The book presents new and stimulating approaches to the study of language evolution and considers their implications for future research. Leading scholars from linguistics, primatology, anthroplogy, and cognitive science consider how language evolution can be understood by means of inference from the study of linked or analogous phenomena in language, animal behaviour, genetics, neurology, culture, and biology. In their introduction the editors show how these approaches can be interrelated and deployed together through their use of comparable forms of inference and the similar conditions they place on the use of evidence. The Evolutionary Emergence of Language will interest everyone concerned with this intriguing and important subject, including those in linguistics, biology, anthropology, archaeology, neurology, and cognitive science.

Studying Animal Languages Without Translation An Insight From Ants

Author : Zhanna Reznikova
ISBN : 9783319449180
Genre : Science
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The Author of this new volume on ant communication demonstrates that information theory is a valuable tool for studying the natural communication of animals. To do so, she pursues a fundamentally new approach to studying animal communication and “linguistic” capacities on the basis of measuring the rate of information transmission and the complexity of transmitted messages. Animals’ communication systems and cognitive abilities have long-since been a topic of particular interest to biologists, psychologists, linguists, and many others, including researchers in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. The main difficulties in the analysis of animal language have to date been predominantly methodological in nature. Addressing this perennial problem, the elaborated experimental paradigm presented here has been applied to ants, and can be extended to other social species of animals that have the need to memorize and relay complex “messages”. Accordingly, the method opens exciting new dimensions in the study of natural communications in the wild.

Women Talk More Than Men

Author : Abby Kaplan
ISBN : 9781107084926
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A detailed look at language-related myths that explores both what we know and how we know it.


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ISBN : IND:30000103789511
Genre : Semantics
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Anthropological Linguistics

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019310728
Genre : Comparative linguistics
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Anthropology Newsletter

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010160138
Genre : Anthropological linguistics
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Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015016315262
Genre : American literature
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Recent Publications In Natural History

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ISBN : UCSC:32106021022923
Genre : Natural history
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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117839295
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Social Sciences And The Government

Author : Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils
ISBN : UOM:39015014932266
Genre : Social Science
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Contributed papers from social science research councils of eleven Asian countries.

Books In Print

Author : Bowker Editorial Staff
ISBN : 0835235033
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Whitaker S Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015045631895
Genre : Bibliography, National
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American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015016314786
Genre : United States
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Journal Of The Modern Language Association Of Northern Ireland

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ISBN : UCAL:B4352117
Genre : Philology, Modern
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Festschrift In Honour Of George F Rohrlich

Author : John Conway O'Brien
ISBN : 0861762118
Genre : Economics
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Linguistics And Language Behavior Abstracts

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ISBN : UOM:39015079919141
Genre : Language and languages
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The French Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B3542851
Genre : French language
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Action Gesture And Symbol

Author : Andrew Lock
ISBN : UOM:39015046360940
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Doublespeak The Rhetoric Of The Far Right Since 1945

Author : Matthew Feldman
ISBN : 9783838265544
Genre : Political Science
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This timely intervention exposes the euphemized language of the extreme right as a Trojan Horse of deception to re-gain greater influence on public policy. Since the end of the Second World War, the extreme right has been tactically using ‘doublespeak’, aping the language of liberal democracy. Attentive observation and accurate recognition of the extreme right pedigree means taking seriously their deliberately crafted slogans, symbols and themes. The essays in this book inquire into the extreme right’s attempts at ‘repackaging’ contemporary ultranationalism to make it palatable to more mainstream European and American tastes.

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