David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (4):517-518 (2004)
Words denoting “mother” in baby talk and in languages usually include nasal sounds, supporting Falk's suggestion that infant nasalized demand vocalizations might have motivated a first word. The linguistic contrast between maternal terms and paternal terms, which favor oral consonants, and the simple phonetic patterns of parental terms in both baby talk and languages also suggest parental terms could have been first words.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Dean Falk (2004). The “Putting the Baby Down” Hypothesis: Bipedalism, Babbling, and Baby Slings. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (4):526-534.
Stephen J. Cowley (2004). Early Hominins, Utterance-Activity, and Niche Construction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (4):509-510.
David J. Chalmers (1999). Is There Synonymy in Ockham's Mental Language. In P. V. Spade (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ockham. Cambridge. 76.
Benjamin Sachs (2011). The Status of Moral Status. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 92 (1):87-104.
Don Dedrick (1996). Color Language Universality and Evolution: On the Explanation for Basic Color Terms. Philosophical Psychology 9 (4):497 – 524.
Achille C. Varzi (2006). The Talk I Was Supposed to Give…. In Andrea Bottani & Richard Davies (eds.), Modes of Existence: Papers in Ontology and Philosophical Logic. Ontos Verlag. 131–152.
Peter F. MacNeilage & Barbara L. Davis (2005). Evolutionary Sleight of Hand: Then, They Saw It; Now We Don't. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (2):137-138.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads10 ( #161,288 of 1,413,358 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,160 of 1,413,358 )
How can I increase my downloads?