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    The Evolution of the Language Faculty: Clarifications and Implications.W. Tecumseh Fitch, Marc D. Hauser & Noam Chomsky - 2005 - Cognition 97 (2):179-210.
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    The Biology and Evolution of Music: A Comparative Perspective.W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2006 - Cognition 100 (1):173-215.
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    The Evolution of the Language Faculty: Clarifications and Implications.W. Tecumseh Fitch, Marc D. Hauser & Noam Chomsky - 2005 - Cognition 97 (2):179-210.
  4. The Evolution of Speech: A Comparative Review.W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2000 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 4 (7):258-267.
  5. The Evolution of Language: A Comparative Review. [REVIEW]W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2005 - 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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    Dance, Music, Meter and Groove: A Forgotten Partnership.W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2016 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
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    More Than One Way to See It: Individual Heuristics in Avian Visual Computation.Andrea Ravignani, Gesche Westphal-Fitch, Ulrike Aust, Martin M. Schlumpp & W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2015 - Cognition 143:13-24.
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    Cognitive Representation of “Musical Fractals”: Processing Hierarchy and Recursion in the Auditory Domain.Mauricio Dias Martins, Bruno Gingras, Estela Puig-Waldmueller & W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2017 - Cognition 161:31-45.
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    Vocal Learning, Prosody, and Basal Ganglia: Don't Underestimate Their Complexity.Andrea Ravignani, Mauricio Martins & W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (6):570-571.
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    How Children Perceive Fractals: Hierarchical Self-Similarity and Cognitive Development.Maurício Dias Martins, Sabine Laaha, Eva Maria Freiberger, Soonja Choi & W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2014 - Cognition 133 (1):10-24.
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    Pitch Enhancement Facilitates Word Learning Across Visual Contexts.Piera Filippi, Bruno Gingras & W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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    Using Mathematical Models of Language Experimentally.Timothy J. O'Donnell, Marc D. Hauser & W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2005 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 9 (6):284-289.
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    On Externalization and Cognitive Continuity in Language Evolution.W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2017 - Mind and Language 32 (5):597-606.
    In this commentary on Berwick and Chomsky's “Why Only Us,” I discuss three key points. I first offer a brief critique of their scholarship, notably their often unjustified dismissal of previous thinking about language evolution. But my main focus concerns two arguments central to the book's thesis: the irrelevance of externalization to language evolution and the discontinuity between human conceptual representations and those of other animals. I argue against both stances, using cognitive data from nonhuman species to show that externalization (...)
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    Do Animal Communication Systems Have Phonemes?Daniel L. Bowling & W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2015 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19 (10):555-557.
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    Co-Evolution of Phylogeny and Glossogeny: There is No “Logical Problem of Language Evolution”.W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2008 - 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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    Fechner Revisited: Towards an Inclusive Approach to Aesthetics.W. Tecumseh Fitch & Gesche Westphal-Fitch - 2013 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (2):140-141.
    Accepting Bullot & Reber's (B&R's) criteria for art appreciation would confine the study of aesthetics to those works for which historical information is available, mainly posthigh art.correct” artistic understanding is limited to experts with detailed knowledge or education in art, which implies a narrowly elitist conception of aesthetics. Scientific aesthetics must be broadly inclusive.
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    Protomusic and Protolanguage as Alternatives to Protosign.W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2005 - 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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    Hierarchical Structure in Sequence Processing: How to Measure It and Determine Its Neural Implementation.Julia Uddén, Mauricio de Jesus Dias Martins, Willem Zuidema & W. Tecumseh Fitch - forthcoming - Topics in Cognitive Science.
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    A Major Blow to Primate Neonatal Imitation and Mirror Neuron Theory.W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2017 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40.
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    Do We Represent Intentional Action as Recursively Embedded? The Answer Must Be Empirical. A Comment on Vicari and Adenzato.Mauricio D. Martins & W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2015 - Consciousness and Cognition 38:16-21.
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    Artificial Grammar Learning Capabilities in an Abstract Visual Task Match Requirements for Linguistic Syntax.Gesche Westphal-Fitch, Beatrice Giustolisi, Carlo Cecchetto, Jordan S. Martin & W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Differences That Make a Difference: Do Locus Equations Result From Physical Principles Characterizing All Mammalian Vocal Tracts?W. Tecumseh Fitch & Marc D. Hauser - 1998 - 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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    Reidentification and Redescription.Marc D. Hauser & W. Tecumseh Fitch - 1998 - 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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    Reweaving the Strands: Welcoming Diverse Perspectives on the Biology of Music.W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2011 - In Patrick Rebuschat, Martin Rohrmeier, John A. Hawkins & Ian Cross (eds.), Language and Music as Cognitive Systems. Oxford University Press. pp. 128.
  25. The Evolution of Language: A Comparative Perspective.W. Tecumseh Fitch - 2009 - In Gareth Gaskell (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics. Oxford University Press.
     
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  26. Number 1 Regular Articles Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal) the Nature of Music From a Biological Perspective, 1–32. [REVIEW]Ray Jackendoff, Fred Lerdahl, W. Tecumseh Fitch, Moises Betancort, Manuel Carreiras & Carlos Acun A.-Farin - 2006 - Cognition 100:545-547.
     
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