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  • Search for Primate Origins of Phonological Uniqueness in Human Languages  [in Japanese]

    Koda Hiroki

    … <p>Language is unique to humans and no equivalent cognitive/communication system has been found in other animals, but many similarities have been reported, such as in bird song "syntax" or monkey call "semantics." Phonology is considered a unique area of the human faculty of language, but recent studies on both monkeys and birds have shown similarities, and further claimed a "new" precursor for the faculty of language. …

    Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan 21(1), 16-22, 2017


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