M. M. Vihman
The role of mimesis in infant language development: Evidence for phylogeny?
The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Social Function and the Origins of Linguistic Form, 2000
Donald (1991, 1993, 1998) has proposed an imaginative evolutionary scenario involving a preverbal'mimetic'stage of symbolic culture. Although nonverbal symbolic expression continues to play an important role in human mental life today (in art, athletics, crafts, ...