Journal :: Emergence of Communication and Language
Distributed language: Biomechanics, functions, and the origins of talk
Emergence of Communication and Language, pages 105--127, 2007
Emphasizing that word-forms are culturally selected, the paper takes a distributed view of language. This is used to frame evidence that, in ontogenesis, language emerges under dual control by adult and child. Since parties gear to each other's biomechanics, norm- ...
The recruitment theory of language originsPDF
Emergence of communication and language, pages 129--150, 2007
Tremendous progress has been made recently on the fascinating question of the origins and evolution of language (see eg (55),(7),(9),(31)). There is no widely accepted complete theory yet, but several proposals are on the table and observations and experiments are ...