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Arbib, Michael A
How the brain got language : the mirror system hypothesis / Michael A. Arbib
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QP399 .A73 2012    AVAILABLE
Gift from David C. Swanson, 2013
Subject(s) Brain -- Evolution
Brain -- Anatomy
Language and languages -- Origin
Mirror neurons
Evolutionary psychology
Neurolinguistics
Macaques -- Anatomy
Anatomy, Comparative
Physical Description xvii, 413 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-386) and indexes
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
NOTE 517631
Gift from David C. Swanson, 2013
Series Studies in the evolution of language ; 16
Alternate Author Library donation, 2013

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