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LINGUIST List 24.2735

Sat Jul 06 2013

Books: Communication in Humans and Other Animals: Håkansson, Westander

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Jul-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Communication in Humans and Other Animals: Håkansson, Westander
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Title: Communication in Humans and Other Animals
Series Title: Advances in Interaction Studies 4
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/ais.4

Author: Gisela Håkansson
Author: Jennie Westander
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272010 Pages: 242 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272010 Pages: 242 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272010 Pages: 242 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204578 Pages: 242 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204578 Pages: 242 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204578 Pages: 242 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027204585 Pages: 242 Price: Europe EURO 38.16
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027204585 Pages: 242 Price: U.K. £ 30.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027204585 Pages: 242 Price: U.S. $ 54.00
Abstract:

Communication is a basic behaviour, found across animal
species. Human language is often thought of as a unique
system, which separates humans from other animals. This
textbook serves as a guide to different types of communication,
and suggests that each is unique in its own way: human verbal
and nonverbal communication, communication in nonhuman
primates, in dogs and in birds. Research questions and
findings from different perspectives are summarized and
integrated to show students similarities and differences in the
rich diversity of communicative behaviours.

A core topic is how young individuals proceed from not being able to
communicate to reaching a state of competent communicators,
and the role of adults in this developmental process.

Evolutionary aspects are also taken into consideration, and
ideas about the evolution of human language are examined.
The cross-disciplinary nature of the book makes it useful for
courses in linguistics, biology, sociology and psychology, but it
is also valuable reading for anyone interested in understanding
communicative behaviour.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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