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dc.title From Primate to Human in Two Easy Steps en
dc.contributor.author Emonds, Joseph Embley
dc.relation.ispartof Evolution of Literature: Legacies of Darwin in European Cultures
dc.identifier.issn 0929-6999 OCLC, Ulrich, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.identifier.isbn 978-90-420-3397-9
dc.date.issued 2011
utb.relation.volume 152
dc.citation.spage 51
dc.citation.epage 72
dc.event.title Conference on the Evolution of Literature - Legacies of Darwin in European Cultures
dc.event.location Durham
utb.event.state-en England
utb.event.state-cs Anglie
dc.event.sdate 2008-04-04
dc.event.edate 2008-04-06
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Editions Rodopi B V
dc.description.abstract Several properties unique to human language arguably derive from 'Duality': two superimposed combinatorial systems, phonology and syntax. flowever, the discreteness in both systems is generally overlooked. Syntax, a human language 'trademark,' is strangely based on exactly those discrete categories plausibly present in primate vision, possibly primate cognition's only discrete categories. A first evolutionary step projected these discrete categories out of the 'here and now' into a computational screen. A second step dissociated the phonology atoms from meaning, leading to large lexicons and referential displacement. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1005127
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28150/11:43865770!RIV12-MSM-28150___
utb.identifier.obdid 43865786
utb.identifier.wok 000296542000004
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-29T11:54:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-29T11:54:03Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Emonds, Joseph Embley
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