Communication in Humans and Other Animals (BOK)

Gisela Hakansson, Jennie Westander

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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.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Gisela Hakansson, Jennie Westander
Forlag
BEBC
ISBN 9789027204578
Antall sider 254 Vekt 655 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Animal behaviour, Social, group or collective psychology, Communication studies, linguistics