Studies in Language Origins

Volume 3

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This collection brings together the best papers presented at recent meetings of the Language Origins Society. The volume reflects the diversity of approaches from many disciplines that are used to unravel the mystery of the origin of language: linguistics, anatomy, physiology, paleoanthropology, neuropsychology, physical anthropology, evolutionary biology and psychology.

[Not in series, LOS 3]  1994.  xx, 344 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Notes on contributors
vii
Introduction by the editors
xv
1. A functional reconstruction of the supralaryngeal vocal tract of the fossil hominid from Petralona
Ivo Budil
1
2. A much-too-brief evolutionary history of the mammalian middle ear
Hal J. Daniel
21
3. Spatial mapping and the origin of language: A paleoneurological model
Ron Wallace
31
4. Some acoustic properties of baby-talk and the prototype effect in infant speech perception
Barbara L. Davis and Björn Lindblom
45
5. Cerebral lateralization for cognitive and linguistic abilities: Neuropsychological and cultural aspects
Tatiana V. Chernigovskaya
55
6. Echolocation: An acoustic causal function. Semiotic and linguistic aspects
Hans Fründt
77
7. Further evidence of verbal and non-verbal communication between the mother and her unborn child in the womb — in support of the author’s theory of the bi-modal origin of language
Walburga von Raffler-Engel
91
8. The Neanderthals: The origins of language and human consciousness?
Abraham Jonker
101
9. Motor theory of language origin: The diversity of languages
Robin Allott
125
10. Sign arbitrariness as an index of semiogenesis
Jo Liska
161
11. Language as analogic strategy: Suggestions for evolutionary research
Mary LeCron Foster
179
12. Vocal/auditory cognitive mapping, shared meaning and consciousness
Sonia Ragir
205
13. Historical motivation in the linguistic sign and its cognitive origin
Gábor Győri
221
14. The red marbles of phonological and semantic stability through the ages
Mary Ritchie Key
235
15. The elaboration of language structure
Douglas McArthur
247
16. The use of the scenario method in the historical sciences
William Greenhood and James Cooke Brown
259
17. Developments in the pongid and human motor systems as preadaptations for the evolution of human language ability
Jenny Kien
271
18. The gestural origin of language and new neurological data
Gordon W. Hewes
293
19. Memory for personal information: Have names become special?
A. Mike Burton
309
Name index
325
Subject index
333
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General