Damn Cambridge, I’d best be employable after 3 years of this:
So… it took 10 hours but I wrote 2215 words on “What makes language more than just signalling?”, rather succinctly I might note considering that I accumulated this reading list:
Aiello, L.C. & Dunbar, R.I.M. (1993) ‘Neocortex size, group-size, and the evolution of language’ in Current Anthropology 34(2):184-193
Anderson, S.R. (2002) How Many Languages Are There in the World? Linguistic Society of America
Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (1998) ‘Chimpanzees know what conspecifics do and do not see’ in Animal Behaviour, Volume 59, Issue 4, April 2000, 771-785
Cheney, D. L. & Seyfarth, R. M (1990) How Monkeys see the World, Inside the Mind of Another Species, University of Chicago Press
Corballis, M.C. (2003) From Hand to Mouth: The Gestural Origins of Language. Princeton University Press.
Dudley, S.A. (1996) ‘Kin recognition in an annual plant’ in Biology Letters22 August 2007 vol. 3 no. 4 435-438
Enduring Voices Project < http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/enduring-voices/about/ >
Falk, D. (2004) ‘Prelinguistic evolution in early hominins: Whence motheres?’ in Behavioural and Brain Sciences 27(4):491-503
Farroni, T. (2002) ‘Eye contact detection in humans from birth’ in PNAS July 9, 2002, Vol. 99, No.14, 9605
Hauser, M.D. & Chomsky, N. & Fitch, W.T. (2002) ‘The faculty of language: what is it, who has it, and how did it evolve?’ in Science, Vol. 298, 1569-1579
Leach, E. (1976) Culture and Communication. Cambridge University Press.
Malle, B.F. (2002) ‘The relation between language and theory of mind in development and evolution’ in (eds) Givon, T &Malle, B. F. The evolution of language out of pre-language (pp. 265-284). Amsterdam: Benjamins.
McComb, K. & Semple, S. (2005) ‘Coevolution of vocal communication and sociality in primates.’ in Biology Letters 1(4):381-385
Premack, D. G. & Woodruff, G. (1978). ‘Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind?’ in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1, 515-526
Not only this, but in the last four days I have submitted two others essays of greater length and have another essay due in about… oh, 10 hours. Good job I don’t need sleep or a weekend and my eyes love being strained.
Guess what though? I’m going to drink hot chocolate in bed and watch the Simpsons before I start the next one. Sweet.
I also accept that if I had taken my art degree seriously in the first place I would have worked just as extensive hours and it would almost be over…
Sorry for the rant.