A Search for the Origins of Human Speech

A Search for the Origins of Human Speech

by Shozo Kojima


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A Search for the Origins of Human Speech by Shozo Kojima

Kojima (affiliation not cited) reports on various studies of the auditory and vocal functions of the chimpanzee. Topics include, for example, a comparison of the early vocal development of chimpanzee and human infants, and the functions of "pant hoot" vocal exchanges among subgroups of a captive chimpanzee group. In the final chapter, a tentative scenario for the origins and evolution of human speech is presented. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781876843472
Publisher: Trans Pacific Press
Publication date: 02/28/2003
Series: Kyoto Area Studies on Asia Series
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction1
Chapter 2Auditory and vocal functions5
Chapter 3Behavioral and acoustical procedures18
Chapter 4Basic auditory functions27
Chapter 5Perception of human speech sounds47
Chapter 6Perception of species-specific vocal sounds72
Chapter 7Auditory cognition94
Chapter 8Vocal operant125
Chapter 9Early vocal development128
Chapter 10Vocal communication143
Chapter 11Action and language--laterality of the brain152
Chapter 12Conclusion173

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