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How the Brain Got Language [electronic resource]: The Mirror System Hypothesis

Michael A. Arbib
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
Language
English
Series
Oxford Studies in the Evolution of Language
Studies in the Evolution of Language
ISBN
9780199896684 (hbk. : acid-free paper), 0199896682 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
Contents
  • pt. 1. Setting the stage. Underneath the lampposts ; Perspectives on human languages ; Vocalization and gesture in monkey and ape ; Human brain, monkey brain and praxis ; Mirror neurons & mirror systems
  • pt. 2. Developing the hypothesis. Signposts : the argument of the book revealed ; Simple & complex imitation ; Via pantomime to protosign ; Protosign and protospeech. An expanding spiral ; How languages got started ; How the child acquires language ; How languages emerge ; How languages keep changing.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Statement
Oxford studies in the evolution of language ; 16
Studies in the evolution of language ; 16
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