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    Primate feedstock for the evolution of consonants.Adriano R. Lameira, Ian Maddieson & Klaus Zuberbühler - 2014 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 18 (2):60-62.
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    Understanding Language Evolution: Beyond Pan‐Centrism.Adriano R. Lameira & Josep Call - 2020 - Bioessays 42 (3):1900102.
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    The forgotten role of consonant-like calls in theories of speech evolution.Adriano R. Lameira - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (6):559-560.
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  4. Life of p: A consonant older than speech.Adriano R. Lameira & Steven Moran - forthcoming - Bioessays:2200246.
    Which sounds composed the first spoken languages? Archetypal sounds are not phylogenetically or archeologically recoverable, but comparative linguistics and primatology provide an alternative approach. Labial articulations are the most common speech sound, being virtually universal across the world's languages. Of all labials, the plosive ‘p’ sound, as in ‘Pablo Picasso’, transcribed /p/, is the most predominant voiceless sound globally and one of the first sounds to emerge in human infant canonical babbling. Global omnipresence and ontogenetic precocity imply that /p/-like sounds (...)
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