Evidence of an evolutionary precursor to human language affixation in a non-human primate

@article{Endress2009EvidenceOA,
  title={Evidence of an evolutionary precursor to human language affixation in a non-human primate},
  author={A. Endress and Donal P. Cahill and Stefanie R. Block and J. Watumull and M. Hauser},
  journal={Biology Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={749 - 751}
}
Human language, and grammatical competence in particular, relies on a set of computational operations that, in its entirety, is not observed in other animals. Such uniqueness leaves open the possibility that components of our linguistic competence are shared with other animals, having evolved for non-linguistic functions. Here, we explore this problem from a comparative perspective, asking whether cotton-top tamarin monkeys (Saguinus oedipus) can spontaneously (no training) acquire an… Expand
Zebra finches are able to learn affixation-like patterns
A CONSTRUCTIONIST APPROACH TO THE EVOLUTION OF MORPHOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY
Perceptual constraints in phonotactic learning.
  • A. Endress, J. Mehler
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance
  • 2010
Words, rules, and mechanisms of language acquisition.
  • A. Endress, L. Bonatti
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science
  • 2016
Evolutionary scenarios for the emergence of recursion
...
1
2
3
4
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 29 REFERENCES
Constraints and preadaptations in the earliest stages of language evolution
Segmentation of the speech stream in a non-human primate: statistical learning in cotton-top tamarins
Can an ape create a sentence?
Perceptual and memory constraints on language acquisition
Recursive syntactic pattern learning by songbirds
The role of salience in the extraction of algebraic rules.
Language evolution: Semantic combinations in primate calls
...
1
2
3
...