Phonetics of the Origins and Evolution of Speech

Special issue of Evolution of Communication 3:1 (1999)

Didier Demolin | Université Libre de Bruxelles
Jean-Marie Hombert | Université de Lyon 2.
Papers from a satellite meeting of the XIVth Congress of the Phonetic Sciences regarding the phonetics of the origin and evolution of speech. Topics include: the internal structure of words, the question of the growth of the vocal tract, and principles of self-organization as they relate to the origin of phonological systems and the emergence of sound patterns.
[Evolution of Communication, 3:1] 1999.  103 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Guest Editors' Preface
Didier Demolin and Jean-Marie Hombert
Evolution of the form of spoken words
Peter F. MacNeilage and Barbara L. Davis
The role of self-organisation in the emergence of phonological systems
Didier Demolin and Alain Soquet
Neandertal man was not morphologically handicapped for speech
Louis-Jean Boë, Shinji Maeda and Jean-Louis Heim
Evolution and self-organisation in vowel systems
Bart de Boer

Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General