Tool-use-associated sound in the evolution of language

  title={Tool-use-associated sound in the evolution of language},
  author={Matz Larsson},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  • M. Larsson
  • Published 29 June 2015
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Animal Cognition
Abstract Proponents of the motor theory of language evolution have primarily focused on the visual domain and communication through observation of movements. In the present paper, it is hypothesized that the production and perception of sound, particularly of incidental sound of locomotion (ISOL) and tool-use sound (TUS), also contributed. Human bipedalism resulted in rhythmic and more predictable ISOL. It has been proposed that this stimulated the evolution of musical abilities, auditory… 

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