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Clicks and the idea of a human protolanguage

  title={Clicks and the idea of a human protolanguage},
  author={Hartmut Traunm{\"u}ller},
In an earlier experiment, the effect of the speech rate of a short preceding or following context was manipulated in addition to the duration of a V, C or VC-sequence that carried a quantity distin ... 

Phoneme inventory size and the transition from monoplanar to dually patterned speech

Atkinson (2011) shows that phoneme inventories are largest in Africa and smaller elsewhere, and suggests that this clinal distribution reflects a serial founder effect of human migrations out of

A framework for studying languages in contact: a prolegomenon to a theory

Both lay people and linguists use the concept of ‘languages in contact’ in a broad range of different, albeit related, ways. When William, Duke of Normandy, invades England in 1066, he and his

Language ecology and photographic sound in the McWorld

The unique sounds of the world's small-scale languages are being extinguished at an alarming rate. This article explores links between acoustic ecology and language ecology and outlines an approach

Language ecology and photographic sound in the McWorld

ed. These faces, and voices, are both highlighted by the wider world of digital communications, and with conscious irony, absorbed by its power. (Toop in Wynne 2005) Joram |Useb, a representative of

Speech considered as modulated voice 1 Speech considered as modulated voice

In addition to linguistically coded information, speech conveys necessarily also some paralinguistic information of expressive (affective and adaptive), organic and perspectival kind, but all

The vocal tract as a time machine: inferences about past speech and language from the anatomy of the speech organs

This study shows that detailed anatomical information concerning two components of the vocal tract can be extracted and digitized from the osteological remains of three historical populations from The Netherlands, and can be used to conduct three-dimensional biomechanical simulations of vowel production.

The travels of Francis Galton

This thesis explores the role played by travel in the early social and psychological development of the English scientist Francis Galton. It tells the story of those travels, relating the narrative

Anatomical biasing of click learning and production: An MRI and 3d palate imaging study

Clicks are among the most rare speech sounds, and their articulation depends upon a rarefaction gesture formed most typically between the tongue and the palate. It has been suggested (e.g.,

Chapter 4 From biology to language change and diversity

Establishing causality (or at least, attempting to) must rank as one of the most important aims of science, but despite the widespread impression to the contrary, any cursory look at the vast



Conventional, Biological and Environmental Factors in Speech Communication: A Modulation Theory

The theory presented in this paper considers speech signals as the result of allowing conventional gestures to modulate a carrier signal that has the personal characteristics of the speaker, which implies that in general the conventional information can only be retrieved by demodulation.

Language endangerment and the human value of linguistic diversity

L'auteur montre que la diversite des langues du monde est une richesse intellectuelle pour l'humanite


Reconstruction of Dahalo History Through Evidence From Loanwords

The Couth and the Uncouth: Ethnic, Social and Linguistic Divisions Among the Sandawe of Central Tanzania

The Sandawe of central Tanzania are a small tribe who live in comparative isolation; this isolation is geographical as well as cultural but by no means absolute. The majority of tribesmen live in a

Phonetic and phonological studies of ¡Xoo Bushman

Why are clicks so elusive?, PHONUM, 4, 191-194

  • (Department of Phonetics,
  • 1997

Reconstruction of Dahalo history through evidence of loanwords, Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika 7

  • Reconstruction of Dahalo history through evidence of loanwords, Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika 7
  • 1986