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Title Origins of language revisited : differentiation from music and the emergence of neurodiversity and autism / Nobuo Masataka, editor
Published Singapore : Springer, 2020


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Contents Preface Nobuo Masataka At the beginning, the editor briefly introduces the purpose and the uniqueness of having edited the present book as well as the contents of the following 11 chapters. Chapter 1 Evidence for the gestural origins of language that is not incompatible with the vocal theory of language origins Nobuo Masataka Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan Chapter 2 PRIMATE VOICE PHYSIOLOGY: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HUMANS AND NON-HUMAN PRIMATES TAKESHI NISHIMURA Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, JapanChapter 3 Integrations of multiple abilities underlying the vocal evolutions in primatesevolution of primate vocalizations Hiroki Koda Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Chapter 4 Conversational rules among primate species Pougnault Loic1, Levréro Florence2, Lemasson Alban1 1 Rennes University, France, 2 St Etienne University, France Chapter 5 Language evolution from a perspective of Broca's area Masumi Wakita Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan Chapter 6 Social scaffolding of the development of vocal communication and language during infancy Hirokazu Doi Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University Chapter 7 Emergence of the distinction between "verbal" and "musical" skills in early childhood development Alexsey Nikolskey Chapter 8 Yakut tradition of "Talking Jew's Harp" and its relation to vowel harmony as a paradigm of formative influence of music on language. Alexsey Nikolskey Chapter 9 Were musicians and artists in the Ice Age caves likely with autism spectrum disorder? -- A neurodiversity hypothesis to explain the co-emergence of art and music as a type of prosodic protolanguage Nobuo Masataka Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan Epilogue Nobuo Masataka
Summary This book summarizes the latest research on the origins of language, with a focus on the process of evolution and differentiation of language. It provides an update on the earlier successful book, "The Origins of Language" edited by Nobuo Masataka and published in 2008, with new content on emerging topics. Drawing on the empirical evidence in each respective chapter, the editor presents a coherent account of how language evolved, how music differentiated from language, and how humans finally became neurodivergent as a species. Chapters on nonhuman primate communication reveal that the evolution of language required the neural rewiring of circuits that controlled vocalization. Language contributed not only to the differentiation of our conceptual ability but also to the differentiation of psychic functions of concepts, emotion, and behavior. It is noteworthy that a rudimentary form of syntax (regularity of call sequences) has emerged in nonhuman primates. The following chapters explain how music differentiated from language, whereas the pre-linguistic system, or the "prosodic protolanguage," in nonhuman primates provided a precursor for both language and music. Readers will gain a new understanding of music as a rudimentary form of language that has been discarded in the course of evolution and its role in restoring the primordial synthesis in the human psyche. The discussion leads to an inspiring insight into autism and neurodiversity in humans. This thought-provoking and carefully presented book will appeal to a wide range of readers in linguistics, psychology, phonology, biology, anthropology and music. -- Provided by publisher
Subject Language and languages -- Origin.
Child & developmental psychology.
Language: history & general works.
Animal behaviour.
Psychology -- Developmental -- Child.
Language Arts & Disciplines -- Linguistics -- General.
Social Science -- Anthropology -- Physical.
Language and languages -- Origin.
Adquisició del llenguatge.
Genre/Form Llibres electrònics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789811542503