Journal :: Annual Review of Anthropology
From Mirror Neurons to Complex Imitation in the Evolution of Language and Tool Use*
Annual Review of Anthropology 40:257--273, 2011
The mirror system hypothesis suggests that evolution expanded a basic mirror system for grasping, in concert with other brain regions first to support simple imitation (shared with the common ancestor of humans and great apes) and thence to complex imitation (unique to ...
Annual Review of Anthropology 37(1):219, 2008
Both qualitative concepts and quantitative methods from evolutionary biology have been applied to linguistics. Many linguists have noted the similarity between biological evolution and language change, but usually have employed only selective analogies or metaphors. ...