Defining Pantomime for Language Evolution Research

@article{ywiczyski2018DefiningPF,
  title={Defining Pantomime for Language Evolution Research},
  author={Przemysław Żywiczyński and Sławomir Wacewicz and Marta Sibierska},
  journal={Topoi},
  year={2018},
  volume={37},
  pages={307-318}
}
Although pantomimic scenarios recur in the most important historical as well as current accounts of language origins, a serious problem is the lack of a commonly accepted definition of “pantomime”. We scrutinise several areas of study, from theatre studies to semiotics to primatology, pointing to the differences in use that may give rise to misunderstandings, and working towards a set of definitional criteria of “pantomime” specifically useful for language evolution research. We arrive at a… Expand
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