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Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech
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Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

Abstract

Speech is the principal supporting medium of language. This book considers how spoken language first emerged. It gives an original and integrated view of the interactions between self-organization and natural selection, reformulates questions about the origins of speech, and puts forward what at first sight appears to be a startling proposal — that speech can be spontaneously generated by the coupling of evolutionarily simple neural structures connecting perception and production. It explores this hypothesis by constructing a computational system to model the effects of linking auditory and vo ... More

Keywords: speech, spoken language, self-organization, natural selection, origins of speech, perception, production, computational system, human speech systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199289158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289158.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, author
Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris

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