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01/06/2003
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A Search for the Origins of Human Speech

Auditory and Vocal Functions of the Chimpanzee
by KOJIMA Shozo
An unrivaled world authority in the area, Shozo Kojima presents a detailed overview of chimpanzees' auditory sense and vocalization and demonstrates how human speech has evolved. Based on unique longitudinal studies over a few decades, Kojima has put together his theories and findings into a single volume, making them available...

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An unrivaled world authority in the area, Shozo Kojima presents a detailed overview of chimpanzees' auditory sense and vocalization and demonstrates how human speech has evolved. Based on unique longitudinal studies over a few decades, Kojima has put together his theories and findings into a single volume, making them available to an international readership for the first time. This book is a joint publication with Kyoto University Press.

About Authors

KOJIMA Shozo is Professor in the Department of Humanities and Sociology, Faculty of Letters, Keio University. His areas of research include psychology and social psychology.

From 1986 to 2002, he served as Instructor, Associate Professor and then Professor at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University.

Table of contents


Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Auditory and vocal functions
Chapter 3: Behavioral and acoustical procedures
Chapter 4: Basic auditory functions
Chapter 5: Perception of human speech sounds
Chapter 6: Perception of species-specific vocal sounds
Chapter 7: Auditory cognition
Chapter 8: Vocal operant
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Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Auditory and vocal functions
Chapter 3: Behavioral and acoustical procedures
Chapter 4: Basic auditory functions
Chapter 5: Perception of human speech sounds
Chapter 6: Perception of species-specific vocal sounds
Chapter 7: Auditory cognition
Chapter 8: Vocal operant
Chapter 9: Early vocal development
Chapter 10: Vocal communication
Chapter 11: Action and language laterality of the brain
Chapter 12:Conclusion

Bibliography
Index

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