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The Resource How the brain got language : the mirror system hypothesis, Michael A. Arbib

How the brain got language : the mirror system hypothesis, Michael A. Arbib

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How the brain got language : the mirror system hypothesis
Title
How the brain got language
Title remainder
the mirror system hypothesis
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Arbib
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Unlike any other species, humans can learn and use language. This book explains how the brain evolved to make language possible, through what the text calls the Mirror System Hypothesis. The theory explains why we humans are as capable of learning sign languages as we are of learning to speak. This book shows how cultural evolution took over from biological evolution for the transition from protolanguage to fully fledged languages
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Cataloging source
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Arbib, Michael A
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP399
LC item number
.A73 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 E-904
  • WL 337
Series statement
Oxford studies in the evolution of language
Series volume
16
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Language and languages
  • Mirror neurons
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Macaques
  • Anatomy, Comparative
  • Brain
  • Language Development
  • Mirror Neurons
  • Animal Communication
  • MEDICAL
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Anatomy, Comparative
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Language and languages
  • Macaques
  • Mirror neurons
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Taalgenese
  • Sprachentwicklung
  • Spiegelneuron
  • Evolutionspsychologie
  • Neurolinguistik
  • Gehirn
  • Anatomie
  • Evolution
  • Sprachursprung
  • Sprachentwicklung
  • Spiegelneuron
  • Evolutionspsychologie
  • Neurolinguistik
  • Hjärna
  • Språk
  • Språkutveckling
  • Neurolingvistik
Label
How the brain got language : the mirror system hypothesis, Michael A. Arbib
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
794002168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 413 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199896691
Lccn
2011047813
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99960056051
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
362564
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794002168
Label
How the brain got language : the mirror system hypothesis, Michael A. Arbib
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
794002168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 413 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199896691
Lccn
2011047813
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99960056051
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
362564
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794002168

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