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  1. Maurício Dias Martins, Sabine Laaha, Eva Maria Freiberger, Soonja Choi & W. Tecumseh Fitch (2014). How Children Perceive Fractals: Hierarchical Self-Similarity and Cognitive Development. Cognition 133 (1):10-24.
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  2. W. Tecumseh Fitch (2011). Reweaving the Strands: Welcoming Diverse Perspectives on the Biology of Music. In Patrick Rebuschat, Martin Rohrmeier, John A. Hawkins & Ian Cross (eds.), Language and Music as Cognitive Systems. Oup Oxford. 128.
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  3. W. Tecumseh Fitch (2009). The Evolution of Language: A Comparative Perspective. In Gareth Gaskell (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics. Oup Oxford.
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  4. W. Tecumseh Fitch (2008). Co-Evolution of Phylogeny and Glossogeny: There is No “Logical Problem of Language Evolution”. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (5):521-522.
    Historical language change (), like evolution itself, is a fact; and its implications for the biological evolution of the human capacity for language acquisition () have been ably explored by many contemporary theorists. However, Christiansen & Chater's (C&C's) revolutionary call for a replacement of phylogenetic models with glossogenetic cultural models is based on an inadequate understanding of either. The solution to their lies before their eyes, but they mistakenly reject it due to a supposed Gene/;culture co-evolution poses a series of (...)
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  5. W. Tecumseh Fitch (2008). Nano-Intentionality: A Defense of Intrinsic Intentionality. Biology and Philosophy 23 (2):157-177.
    I suggest that most discussions of intentional systems have overlooked an important aspect of living organisms: the intrinsic goal-directedness inherent in the behaviour of living eukaryotic cells. This goal directedness is nicely displayed by a normal cell’s ability to rearrange its own local material structure in response to damage, nutrient distribution or other aspects of its individual experience. While at a vastly simpler level than intentionality at the human cognitive level, I propose that this basic capacity of living things provides (...)
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  6. W. Tecumseh Fitch (2006). The Biology and Evolution of Music: A Comparative Perspective. Cognition 100 (1):173-215.
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  7. Ray Jackendoff, Fred Lerdahl, W. Tecumseh Fitch, Moises Betancort, Manuel Carreiras & Carlos Acun A.-Farin (2006). Number 1 Regular Articles Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal) the Nature of Music From a Biological Perspective, 1–32. [REVIEW] Cognition 100:545-547.
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  8. W. Tecumseh Fitch (2005). Protomusic and Protolanguage as Alternatives to Protosign. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (2):132-133.
    Explaining the transition from a signed to a spoken protolanguage is a major problem for all gestural theories. I suggest that Arbib's improved “beyond the mirror” hypothesis still leaves this core problem unsolved, and that Darwin's model of musical protolanguage provides a more compelling solution. Second, although I support Arbib's analytic theory of language origin, his claim that this transition is purely cultural seems unlikely, given its early, robust development in children.
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  9. W. Tecumseh Fitch (2005). The Evolution of Language: A Comparative Review. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 20 (2-3):193-203.
    For many years the evolution of language has been seen as a disreputable topic, mired in fanciful “just so stories” about language origins. However, in the last decade a new synthesis of modern linguistics, cognitive neuroscience and neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory has begun to make important contributions to our understanding of the biology and evolution of language. I review some of this recent progress, focusing on the value of the comparative method, which uses data from animal species to draw inferences about (...)
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  10. W. Tecumseh Fitch, Marc Hauser, Chomsky D. & Noam (2005). The Evolution of the Language Faculty: Clarifications and Implications. Cognition 97:179-210.
  11. Timothy J. O'Donnell, Marc D. Hauser & W. Tecumseh Fitch (2005). Using Mathematical Models of Language Experimentally. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 9 (6):284-289.
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  12. W. Tecumseh Fitch (2000). The Evolution of Speech: A Comparative Review. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 4 (7):258-267.
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  13. W. Tecumseh Fitch & Marc D. Hauser (1998). Differences That Make a Difference: Do Locus Equations Result From Physical Principles Characterizing All Mammalian Vocal Tracts? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (2):264-265.
    Sussman and colleagues provide no evidence supporting their claim that the human vocal production system is specialized to produce locus equations with high correlations and linearity. We propose the alternative null hypothesis that these features result from physical and physiological factors common to all mammalian vocal tracts and we recommend caution in assuming that human speech production mechanisms are unique.
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  14. Marc D. Hauser & W. Tecumseh Fitch (1998). Reidentification and Redescription. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (1):74-74.
    Millikan's account of substance concepts fails to do away with features. Her approach simply moves the suite of relevant features into an encapsulated module. The crux of the problem for scientists studying human infants and nonhuman animals is to determine how individuals reidentify objects and events in the world.
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