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Evolution of Communicative FlexibilityComplexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication$
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D. Kimbrough Oller and Ulrike Griebel

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262151214

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.001.0001

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Signal and Functional Flexibility in the Emergence of Communication System: The Editors’ Introduction

Signal and Functional Flexibility in the Emergence of Communication System: The Editors’ Introduction

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(p.2) (p.3) 1 Signal and Functional Flexibility in the Emergence of Communication System: The Editors’ Introduction
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Evolution of Communicative Flexibility
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D. Kimbrough Oller

Ulrike Griebel

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0001

This book asks how some species, and particularly ancient hominins, broke free of the stereotypy and fixedness that are so widespread in communicative systems. It considers communicative flexibility and the evolutionary conditions that can produce it. The book is organized around themes that are at the cutting edge of the efforts to show the origins of communicative flexibility. Its approach entails an interest in communication and cognition in hominins, as well as in other species.

Keywords:   ancient hominins, communicative systems, communicative flexibility, communication, cognition

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