Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain

This book is an entry into the fierce current debate among psycholinguists, neuroscientists, and evolutionary theorists about the nature and origins of human language.

Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain

Author: Philip Lieberman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674040229

Page: 240

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This book is an entry into the fierce current debate among psycholinguists, neuroscientists, and evolutionary theorists about the nature and origins of human language. A prominent neuroscientist here takes up the Darwinian case, using data seldom considered by psycholinguists and neurolinguists to argue that human language--though more sophisticated than all other forms of animal communication--is not a qualitatively different ability from all forms of animal communication, does not require a quantum evolutionary leap to explain it, and is not unified in a single language instinct. Using clinical evidence from speech-impaired patients, functional neuroimaging, and evolutionary biology to make his case, Philip Lieberman contends that human language is not a single separate module but a functional neurological system made up of many separate abilities. Language remains as it began, Lieberman argues: a device for coping with the world. But in a blow to human narcissism, he makes the case that this most remarkable human ability is a by-product of our remote reptilian ancestors' abilities to dodge hazards, seize opportunities, and live to see another day.

Literature Speech Disorders and Disability

(See also Lieber- man, Human Language and our Reptilian Brain, 123, 156; and
Deacon, The Symbolic Species, 298). Lieberman describes such redundancies
in discussing the difficulties of fol- lowing “even 'well-formed' speech recorded ...

Literature  Speech Disorders  and Disability

Author: Christopher Eagle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135041938

Page: 184

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Examining representations of speech disorders in works of literature, this first collection of its kind founds a new multidisciplinary subfield related but not limited to the emerging fields of disability studies and medical humanities. The scope is wide-ranging both in terms of national literatures and historical periods considered, engaging with theoretical discussions in poststructuralism, disability studies, cultural studies, new historicism, gender studies, sociolinguistics, trauma studies, and medical humanities. The book’s main focus is on the development of an awareness of speech pathology in the literary imaginary from the late-eighteenth century to the present, studying the novel, drama, epic poetry, lyric poetry, autobiography and autopathography, and clinical case studies and guidebooks on speech therapy. The volume addresses a growing interest, both in popular culture and the humanities, regarding the portrayal of conditions such as stuttering, aphasia and mutism, along with the status of the self in relation to those conditions. Since speech pathologies are neither illnesses nor outwardly physical disabilities, critical studies of their representation have tended to occupy a liminal position in relation to other discourses such as literary and cultural theory, and even disability studies. One of the primary aims of this collection is to address this marginalization, and to position a cultural criticism of speech pathology within literary studies.

Animal Bodies Human Minds Ape Dolphin and Parrot Language Skills

Techniques used with animals may also be helpful with normal children , but the
match between animal abilities and the abilities of normal children is not as close
as ... 6. P. Lieberman , Human language and our reptilian brain References 23 IX
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Animal Bodies  Human Minds  Ape  Dolphin  and Parrot Language Skills

Author: William Hillix

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306477393

Page: 310

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Several books chronicle attempts, most of them during the last 40 years, to teach animals to communicate with people in a human-designed language. These books have typically treated only one or two species, or even one or a few research projects. We have provided a more encompassing view of this field. We also want to reinforce what other authors, for example Jane Goodall, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Penny Patterson, Birute Galdikas, and Roger and Deborah Fouts, so passionately convey about our responsibility for our closest animal kin. This book surveys what was known, or believed about animal language throughout history and prehistory, and summarizes current knowledge and the controversy around it. The authors identify and attempt to settle most of the problems in interpreting the animal behaviours that have been observed in studies of animal language ability.

Primate Communication and Human Language

Socially meaningful vocal plasticity in adult Campbell's monkeys (Cercopithecus
campbelli). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 119,220–229. Lieberman, P. (
2000). Human language and our reptilian brain – the subcortical bases of speech
, ...

Primate Communication and Human Language

Author: Anne Vilain

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027204543

Page: 239

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After a long period where it has been conceived as iconoclastic and almost forbidden, the question of language origins is now at the centre of a rich debate, confronting acute proposals and original theories. Most importantly, the debate is nourished by a large set of experimental data from disciplines surrounding language. The editors of the present book have gathered researchers from various fields, with the common objective of taking as seriously as possible the search for "continuities" from non-human primate vocal and gestural communication systems to human speech and language, in a multidisciplinary perspective combining ethology, neuroscience, developmental psychology and linguistics, as well as computer science and robotics. New data and theoretical elaborations on the emergence of referential communication and language are debated here by some of the most creative scientists in the world.

The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language

Memory, imprinting and the brain. Oxford ... Language production in Parkinson's
disease: Acoustic and linguistic considerations. Brain and ... Human language
and our reptilian brain: The subcortical bases of speech, syntax, and thought.

The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language

Author: Miriam Faust

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345885

Page: 1128

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This handbook provides a comprehensive review of new developments in the study of the relationship between the brain and language, from the perspectives of both basic research and clinical neuroscience. Includes contributions from an international team of leading figures in brain-language research Features a novel emphasis on state-of-the-art methodologies and their application to the central questions in the brain-language relationship Incorporates research on all parts of language, from syntax and semantics to spoken and written language Covers a wide range of issues, including basic level and high level linguistic functions, individual differences, and neurologically intact and different clinical populations

Second Language Teaching

Implementing the Lexical Approach: Putting Theory into Practice. Hove:
Language Teaching Publications. Lieberman, P. (2000). Human Language and
Our Reptilian Brain. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Livingston, S.A.
and ...

Second Language Teaching

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401001871

Page: 172

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This volume offers a practical introduction to the use of neuroscience to teach second languages. It provides information on the relation between how the brain learns and how this can be used to construct classroom activities, evaluates methods, syllabi, approaches, etc. from the perspective of brain functioning. It illustrates how teaching can unfold with actual examples in several languages.

Linguistics An Introduction

Ladefoged, P. and Maddieson, I. (1996), The Sounds of the World's Languages.
Oxford: Blackwell. ... Lieberman, P. (2000), Human Language and our Reptilian
Brain: The Subcortical Bases of Speech, Syntax, and Thought. Cambridge, MA ...

Linguistics  An Introduction

Author: William B. McGregor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567488683

Page: 416

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This is the new edition of Linguistics: An Introduction. It is a bestselling introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies. This reworked edition features: -new chapters on sign languages, writing, and text and discourse -coverage of writing in electronic media -revised and updated chapters on languages of the world and psycholinguistics Firmly based around taught courses and catering to student needs, it addresses all the topics that a student will need in their study of language. With key terms, further reading, questions at the end of each chapter, exercises and key paragraphs in stand-out boxes, this is a firmly pedagogic text that takes difficult concepts and explains them in an easy to understand way. It features examples taken from a range of languages across the world. Global in its scope and comprehensive in its coverage, this is the textbook of choice for linguistics students. The book comes with a large Companion Website, also extensively revised and expanded. For lecturers and instructors, a comprehensive Answer Book is also available to go along with the questions throughout the chapters.

Intangible Materialism

—Philip Lieberman, Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain The “I” of the
lyricist . . . sounds from the depth of his being: its “subjectivity” in the sense of
modern aestheticians is a fiction. —Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy In
this ...

Intangible Materialism

Author: Ronald Schleifer

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816644675

Page: 243

View: 607

Taking as his point of departure Norbert Weiner's statement that information is basic to understanding materialism in our era, Ronald Schleifer shows how discoveries of modern physics have altered conceptions of matter and energy and the ways in which both information theory and the study of literature can enrich these conceptions. Expanding the reductive notion of "the material" as simply matter and energy, he formulates a new, more inclusive idea of materialism.

How To Think Like a Neandertal

Children creating core properties of language: Evidence from an emerging sign
language in Nicaragua. Science 305:1779– 1782. Lieberman, P. 2000. Human
Language and Our Reptilian Brain. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

How To Think Like a Neandertal

Author: Thomas Wynn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912335

Page: 224

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There have been many books, movies, and even TV commercials featuring Neandertals--some serious, some comical. But what was it really like to be a Neandertal? How were their lives similar to or different from ours? In How to Think Like a Neandertal, archaeologist Thomas Wynn and psychologist Frederick L. Coolidge team up to provide a brilliant account of the mental life of Neandertals, drawing on the most recent fossil and archaeological remains. Indeed, some Neandertal remains are not fossilized, allowing scientists to recover samples of their genes--one specimen had the gene for red hair and, more provocatively, all had a gene called FOXP2, which is thought to be related to speech. Given the differences between their faces and ours, their voices probably sounded a bit different, and the range of consonants and vowels they could generate might have been different. But they could talk, and they had a large (perhaps huge) vocabulary--words for places, routes, techniques, individuals, and emotions. Extensive archaeological remains of stone tools and living sites (and, yes, they did often live in caves) indicate that Neandertals relied on complex technical procedures and spent most of their lives in small family groups. The authors sift the evidence that Neandertals had a symbolic culture--looking at their treatment of corpses, the use of fire, and possible body coloring--and conclude that they probably did not have a sense of the supernatural. The book explores the brutal nature of their lives, especially in northwestern Europe, where men and women with spears hunted together for mammoths and wooly rhinoceroses. They were pain tolerant, very likely taciturn, and not easy to excite. Wynn and Coolidge offer here an eye-opening portrait of Neandertals, painting a remarkable picture of these long-vanished people and providing insight, as they go along, into our own minds and culture.

Language

Human language and our reptilian brain : The subcortical bases of speech ,
syntax , and thought . By PHILIP LIEBERMAN . ( Perspectives in cognitive
neuroscience . ) Cambridge , MA : Harvard University Press , 2002 . Pp . 240 .

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The Psychologist

Thus , a promising empirical approach to understanding the origins of human
behaviour , including language , has been to examine the ... Oxford Oxford
University Press , Lieberman , P . ( 2000 ) Human language and our reptilian
brain .

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Power Verbs for Career Consultants Coaches and Mentors

Communication is perhaps the most important human function in which we
engage and we don't do it very well and aren't trained very well. Because we don'
t trust our instincts driven by our amygdala (which some refer to as our animal
brain) as much as we ... These nonverbal cues are what some people refer to as
body language. ... However, most people “feel” these by their amygdala, the
almondshaped portion of their brain or what some refer to as the animal or reptile
brain.

Power Verbs for Career Consultants  Coaches  and Mentors

Author: Michael Lawrence Faulkner

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133154130

Page: 224

View: 342

Electrify all your personal interactions, and help all your colleagues and clients reach their full potential! The right verbs • make you unforgettable • ignite passion and illuminate purpose • make people desperately want to take action Grab the right verb and use it the right way to: Help others find new strength and perseverance Celebrate successes and kindle new sparks of possibility Transform obstacles into challenges that can be attacked and overcome Build powerful teams and support networks Use every form of communication to transform mentees’ opportunities and lives Jam-packed with examples drawing on thousands of years of storytelling, literature, and experience Indispensable for everyone who wants to help others succeed and flourish!

A Sensible God

It surrounds both the limbic and reptilian brains, and, in humans, it accounts for
over 65 percent of the entire brain. ... like human language, art, music,
mathematics; it is the seat of imagination and abstract thought, self—
consciousness, ...

A Sensible God

Author: Seán ÓLaoire

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146911948X

Page: 273

View: 212

A SENSIBLE GOD This, the third volume in the series, comes from a Celtic soul, a scientific mind and a poetic heart. It is a book of stories and scriptures, of science and psychology, of theology and wisdom, of poetry and passion. The Big Bang was the sound of God laughing uproariously at the wonder of His latest creation. And since the main difference between fanaticism and passion is a sense of humor, this volume has plenty to make the reader laugh. It comes from the tongue of a story-teller priest who spent his childhood steeped in the mythology of Ireland and another 14 years immersed in the folklore of East Africa.

The Linguistic Review

Some effects of semantic and grammatical context on the production and
perception of speech . Language and Speech 6 : 172 – 180 . - ( 2000 ) . Human
Language and Our Reptilian Brain : The Subcortical Bases of Speech , Syntax ,
and ...

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A Mind for Language

2005 The human genome: A user's guide. ... The birth of the mind: How a tiny
number of genes creates the complexities of human thought. ... Human language
and our reptilian brain: The subcortical bases of speech, syntax and thought.

A Mind for Language

Author: Harry Van Der Hulst

Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780757549885

Page: 382

View: 444

The Intuitive Compass

According to MacLean, the human brain is in reality three brains in one: the
reptilian complex, the limbic system, and the ... brain is the center for instinctive
reflexes, primitive impulses, sexual drive, and aggression.21 In common
language, it is ...

The Intuitive Compass

Author: Francis Cholle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118119096

Page: 288

View: 160

A dynamic new way to understand intuition, already implemented around the world at top companies and business schools Neuroscience shows that instinct has a leading role in complex decision-making, yet imaginative play is the most direct means of activating our creativity and problem-solving abilities. Based on over 20 years of Cholle's wide-ranging professional experience and insights, The Intuitive Compass offers a fascinating new approach to innovative problem-solving, decision-making, and sustainable value creation. Through a concept known as Intuitive Intelligence, Cholle shows how anyone can improve creative brainpower by harnessing the balance between reason and instinct. Explores the tension between linear efficiency and random play, and the synergy between reason and instinct Helps us realize our natural tendencies to think holistically, think paradoxically, notice the unusual, or lead by influence Shows these tenets in action through case studies of the luxury house Hermes, Paris; Google and its paradoxical work culture; Virgin America, and its ability to notice the unusual about what matters for consumers and exert leadership in its industry The Intuitive Compass shows how to thrive within chaos and offers actionable information for reinventing our path to sustainable success.

Integrative Approaches to Human Health and Evolution

Proceedings of the International Symposium "Integrative Approaches to Human
and Evolution" Held in Madrid, Spain, ... [ 5 ] Lieberman P. Human language and
our reptilian brain : the subcortical bases of speech , syntax , and thought .

Integrative Approaches to Human Health and Evolution

Author: Timothy G. Bromage

Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science Division

ISBN:

Page: 178

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Contained in this book are the proceedings of the Fundacion Ramon Areces International Symposium, concerning research in human health and evolution subject areas. Their combined study represents not only scientific balance, but also the potential for profound novel insights on the human condition."

Rethinking the Human Revolution

Uniquely Human: the Evolution of Speech, Thought, and Selfless Behavior.
Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press. Lieberman, P, 2000. Human
Language and our Reptilian Brain: the Subcortical Bases of Speech, Syntax, and
Thought.

Rethinking the Human Revolution

Author: Katie Boyle

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN:

Page: 436

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Arising from a conference Rethinking the Human Revolution reconsiders all of the central issues in modern human behavioural, cognitive, biological and demographic origins in the light of new information and new theoretical perspectives which have emerged over the past twenty years of intensive research in this field. The 34 papers cover topics ranging from the DNA and skeletal evidence for modern human origins in Africa, through the archaeological evidence for the emergence of distinctively 'modern' patterns of human behaviour and cognition, to the various lines of evidence for the geographical dispersal patterns of biologically and behaviourally modern populations from their African origins throughout Asia, Australasia and Europe, over the past 60,000 years.

AMERICAN ANTHOLOGIST

Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain : The Subcortical Bases of Speech ,
Syntax , and Thought . Philip Lieberman . Cambridge , MA : Harvard University
Press , 2000. 221 pp . BARUCH ARENSBURG Tel Aviv University survival
strategy .

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American Anthropologist

Human Language and Our Reptilian Brain : The Subcortical Bases of Speech ,
Syntax , and Thought . Philip Lieberman . Cambridge , MA : Harvard University
Press , 2000. 221 pp . BARUCH ARENSBURG Tel Aviv University survival
strategy .

American Anthropologist

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