Tools, Language and Cognition in Human Evolution
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Tools, Language and Cognition in Human Evolution by Kathleen R. Gibson
Book DescriptionThe question addressed by this volume is how human beings have evolved as creatures who can make and use more complex tools, communicate in more complex ways and engage in more complex forms of social life than any other species in the animal kingdom. Leading researchers from fields as diverse as biological and social anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, psychology, neurology and ethology have come together to present a unique interdisciplinary study of this central question in human evolution. The topics explored include the parallels between speech, manual gesture and other modes of communication; comparisons of the tool-using skills and imitative abilities of humans and non-human primates and the neurological links between the cognitive processes involved in language. This important volume will be essential reading for all those interested in human evolution, be they philosophers, humanists or scientists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521485418
(247mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kathleen R. Gibson
Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution, Paperback (September 2013)
Leading scholars present critical accounts of every aspect of the field, including work in animal behaviour; anatomy, genetics and neurology; the prehistory of language; the development of our uniquely linguistic species; and language creation, transmission, and change.
Evolutionary Anatomy of the Primate Cerebral Cortex, Paperback (November 2008)
Review of brain evolution in primates including humans.
Mammalian Social Learning, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Kathleen R. Gibson
A comparative study of social learning and its implications in a wide range of mammalian species.
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