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  1. Bart de Boer (2001). The Origins of Vowel Systems. Oxford University Press Uk.
    This book addresses universal tendencies of human vowel systems from the point of view of self-organisation. It uses computer simulations to show that the same universal tendencies found in human languages can be reproduced in a population of artificial agents. These agents learn and use vowels with human-like perception and production, using a learning algorithm that is cognitively plausible. The implications of these results for the evolution of language are then explored.
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    Bart de Boer (2015). Evolution of Speech-Specific Cognitive Adaptations. Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    Willem Zuidema & Bart de Boer (2003). How Did We Get From There to Here in the Evolution of Language? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (6):694-695.
    Jackendoff's scenario of the evolution of language is a major contribution towards a more rigorous theory of the origins of language, because it is theoretically constrained by a testable theory of modern language. However, the theoretical constraints from evolutionary theory are not really recognized in his work. We hope that Jackendoff's lead will be followed by intensive cooperation between linguistic theorists and evolutionary modellers.
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  4. Bart De Boer (2012). Air Sacs and Vocal Fold Vibration: Implications for Evolution of Speech. Theoria Et Historia Scientiarum 9:13-28.