Vocal Behavior and its “Localization” as a Prerequisite for Speech

  • D. Ploog


In view of the long natural history of vocal behavior in vertebrates it is certainly not just a whim of nature that language is transmitted by sound. Therefore, I share the opinion of PHILIP LIEBERMAN (with CRELIN and KLATT) that the phonetic aspect of language may contribute substantially to the question of the evolution of language.


Squirrel Monkey Uncinate Fasciculus Vocal Behavior Stria Terminalis Vocal Repertoire 
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  • D. Ploog
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  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for PsychiatryMunichGermany

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