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Phylogenetic Processes in Verbal Language Imitation

  • Roland G. Tharp
  • Caleb E. S. Burns
Part of the Springer Series in Language and Communication book series (SSLAN, volume 24)

Abstract

Phylogenesis, culturogenesis, ontogenesis, and microgenesis all contribute to human phenomena. A complete account of the smallest grain of language behavior would require consideration of the social and historical forces affecting language and imitation, the individual ontogenetic variables in language development as they are expressed in imitation, and the microgenetic processes of rapid, small-unit acquisition of language as it is mediated by modeling and imitating.

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Language Acquisition Killer Whale Vocal Behavior Absolute Pitch Early Language Development 
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  • Caleb E. S. Burns

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