Human Biology Volume 83, Number 2, April 2011

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A worldwide forum for state-of-the-art ideas, methods, and techniques in the field, Human Biology focuses on genetics in its broadest sense. Included under this rubric are: human population genetics, evolutionary and genetic demography, quantitative genetics, evolutionary biology, ancient DNA studies, biological diversity interpreted in terms of adaptation (biometry, physical anthropology), and interdisciplinary research linking biological and cultural diversity (inferred from linguistic variability, ethnological diversity, archaeological evidence, etc.)


Special Issue on Integrating Genetic and Cultural Evolutionary Approaches to Language
Edited by Alex Mesoudi, Alan G. McElligott, and David Adger

Introduction: Integrating Genetic and Cultural Evolutionary Approaches to Language
Alex Mesoudi, Alan G. McElligott, and David Adger

Primate Vocal Communication: A Useful Tool for Understanding Human Speech and Language Evolution?
Pawel Fedurek and Katie E. Slocombe

Communication and the Primate Brain: Insights from Neuroimaging Studies in Humans, Chimpanzees and Macaques
Benjamin Wilson and Christopher I. Petkov

Bird Speech Perception and Vocal Production: A Comparison with Humans
Gabriël J. L. Beckers

The Parental Antagonism Theory of Language Evolution: Preliminary Evidence for the Proposal
William M. Brown

Biological Adaptations for Functional Features of Language in the Face of Cultural Evolution
Morten H. Christiansen, Florencia Reali, and Nick Chater

Learning Bias, Cultural Evolution of Language, and the Biological Evolution of the Language Faculty
Kenny Smith

Are Languages Really Independent from Genes? If Not, WhatWould a Genetic Bias Affecting Language Diversity Look Like?
Dan Dediu

A Phylogenetic Analysis of the Evolution of Austronesian Sibling Terminologies
Fiona M. Jordan

Genes, Language, Cognition, and Culture: TowardsProductive Inquiry
W. Tecumseh Fitch

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Additional Information 6x9,198 pages, published June 2, 2011

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