Becoming Eloquent

Advances in the emergence of language, human cognition, and modern cultures

| CNRS & Université Bordeaux 1
| CNRS & Institut des Sciences de l'Homme
ISBN 9789027232694 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
ISBN 9789027288714 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
Few topics of scientific enquiry have attracted more attention in the last decade than the origin and evolution of language. Few have offered an equivalent intellectual challenge for interdisciplinary collaborations between linguistics, cognitive science, prehistoric archaeology, palaeoanthropology, genetics, neurophysiology, computer science and robotics. The contributions presented in this volume reflect the multiplicity of interests and research strategy used to tackle this complex issue, summarize new relevant data and emerging theories, provide an updated view of this interdisciplinary venture, and, when possible, seek a future in this broad field of study.
[Not in series, 152]  2009.  vi, 289 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Jean-Marie Hombert and Francesco d'Errico
Language and archaeology
From the origin of language to the diversification of languages: What can archaeology and palaeoanthropology say?
Francesco d'Errico, Marian Vanhaeren, Christopher S. Henshilwood, Graeme Lawson, Bruno Maureille, Dominique Gambier, Anne-Marie Tillier, Marie Soressi and Karen van Niekerk
Early diffusion of domestic bovids in Europe: An indicator for human contacts, exchanges and migrations?
Anne Tresset, Ruth Bollongino, Ceiridwen Edwards, Sandrine Hughes and Jean-Denis Vigne
Language and genes
Linguistic, cultural and genetic perspectives on human diversity in west-central Africa
Lolke van der Veen, Lluis Quintana-Murci and David Comas
The Berber and the Berbers: Genetic and linguistic diversities
Jean-Michel Dugoujon, Clotilde Coudray, Antonio Torroni, Fulvio Cruciani, Rosaria Scozzari, Pedro Moral, Naima Louali and Maarten Kossmann
East meets West: The Assam corridor
François Jacquesson
Genetic and linguistic diversity in Central Asia
Evelyne Heyer and Philippe Mennecier
Genetic and linguistic borders in the Himalayan Region
Thirsa Kraaijenbrink, Emma J. Parkin, Denise R. Carvalho-Silva, George L. van Driem, Guido Barbujani, Chris Tyler-Smith, Mark A. Jobling and Peter de Knijff
Language acquisition and language universals
From babbling to first words in four languages: Common trends across languages and individual differences
Sophie Kern, Barbara L. Davis and Inge Zink
Language and animal communication
The primate roots of human language: Primate vocal behaviour and cognition in the wild
Klaus Zuberbühler, Karim Ouattara, Anderson Bitty, Alban Lemasson and Ronald Noë
Language evolution and computer modeling
Can agent-based language evolution contribute to archeology?
Luc Steels
“This is an extremely sophisticated example of cooperative research. With such an interdisciplinary approach to language origins and diffusion, the field is bound to make progress understanding these and related issues. The scale of comparisons and syntheses, alone, are bound to result in new ways of thinking about language among Neandertals, and even earlier species, and modern humans.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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