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    • Bonobos modify communication signals according to recipient familiarity 

      Genty, Emilie; Neumann, Christof; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2015-11-10) - Journal article
      Human and nonhuman primate communication differs in various ways. In particular, humans base communicative efforts on mutual knowledge and conventions shared between interlocutors. In this study, we experimentally tested ...
    • Broadly speaking : Scots language and British imperialism. 

      Murphy, Sean (University of St Andrews, 2017-01) - Thesis
      This thesis offers a three-pronged perspective on the historical interconnections between Lowland Scots language(s) and British imperialism. Through analyses of the manifestation of Scots linguistic varieties outwith ...
    • Campbell's monkeys use affixation to alter call meaning 

      Ouattara, Karim; Lemasson, Alban; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2009-11-12) - Journal article
      Human language has evolved on a biological substrate with phylogenetic roots deep in the primate lineage. Here, we describe a functional analogy to a common morphological process in human speech, affixation, in the alarm ...
    • Charter diplomatics and norms of landholding and lordship between the Humber and Forth, c.1066-c.1250 

      Hunter, Linsey (University of St Andrews, 2012-06-21) - Thesis
      This thesis closely analyses the linguistic forms of aspects of non-royal charters produced c.1066-c.1250 in the north-east of England and the south-east of Scotland, namely, consent, joint grants, separate confirmations, ...
    • Christian Palestinians in Britain 

      Shakkour, Suha (University of St Andrews, 2010-06-26) - Thesis
      This study seeks to address a gap in the literature with regard to the Christian Palestinians. As members of a very small minority, they are often overlooked by the media and the academic community. While this is changing ...
    • Communication in the second and third year of life : relationships between nonverbal social skills and language 

      Cochet, Hélène; Byrne, Richard W. (2016-08) - Journal article
      We aimed to investigate developmental continuities between a range of early social and communicative abilities (including gestural communication) and language acquisition in children aged between 11 and 41 months. Initiation ...
    • A comparative study of the hospitals and leprosaria in Narbonne, France and Siena, Italy (1080-1348) 

      Peterson, Anna (University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
      This thesis analyses the development of the hospitals and leprosaria in Narbonne and Siena from their foundation to the Black Death (1080-1348). Specifically, it examines their respective relationships with the people of ...
    • A component-based model and language for wireless sensor network applications 

      Dearle, Alan; Balasubramaniam, Dharini; Lewis, Jonathan Peter; Morrison, Ronald (IEEE Computer Society, 2008-07) - Conference item
      Wireless sensor networks are often used by experts in many different fields to gather data pertinent to their work. Although their expertise may not include software engineering, these users are expected to produce low-level ...
    • Dissection of genetic associations with language-related traits in population-based cohorts 

      Paracchini, Silvia (2011) - Journal item
      Recent advances in the field of language-related disorders have led to the identification of candidate genes for specific language impairment (SLI) and dyslexia. Replication studies have been conducted in independent samples ...
    • Dr Kamusella o wyroku w sprawie SONŚ : Polska krajem tolerancji 

      Kamusella, Tomasz Dominik (2014-03-10) - Journal article
    • A duetting perspective on avian song learning 

      Rivera-Cáceres, Karla D.; Templeton, Christopher N. (2017-12-25) - Journal article
      Avian song learning has a rich history of study and has become the preeminent system for understanding the ontogeny of vocal communication in animals. Song learning in birds has many parallels with human language learning, ...
    • Genome-wide screening for DNA variants associated with reading and language traits 

      Gialluisi, Alessandro; Newbury, Dianne F; Wilcutt, Erik G; Olson, Richard K; DeFries, John C; Brandler, William M; Pennington, Bruce F; Smith, Shelley D; Scerri, Thomas S; Simpson, Nuala H; Luciano, Michelle; Evans, David M; Bates, Timothy C; Stein, John F; Talcott, Joel B; Monaco, Anthony P; Paracchini, Silvia; Francks, Clyde; Fisher, Simon E; The SLI Consortium (2014-09) - Journal article
      Reading and language abilities are heritable traits that are likely to share some genetic influences with each other. To identify pleiotropic genetic variants affecting these traits, we first performed a Genome-wide ...
    • Gestural communication of the gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) : repertoire, intentionality, and possible origins 

      Genty, Emilie Juliette Pauline; Breuer, Thomas; Hobaiter, Catherine Louise; Byrne, Richard William (2009-05) - Journal article
      Social groups of gorillas were observed in three captive facilities and one African field site. Cases of potential gesture use, totalling 9,540, were filtered by strict criteria for intentionality, giving a corpus of 5,250 ...
    • A gestural repertoire of 1-2year old human children : in search of the ape gestures 

      Kersken, Verena Angela; Gómez, Juan-Carlos; Liszkowski, Ulf; Soldati, Adrian; Hobaiter, Cat (2018-09-08) - Journal item
      When we compare human gestures to those of other apes, it looks at first like there is nothing much to compare at all. In adult humans, gestures are thought to be a window into the thought processes accompanying language, ...
    • The gestural repertoire of the wild chimpanzee 

      Hobaiter, Catherine; Byrne, Richard W. (2011-09) - Journal article
      Great ape gestural communication is known to be intentional, elaborate and flexible; yet there is controversy over the best interpretation of the system and how gestures are acquired, perhaps because most studies have been ...
    • Iconic gesturing in bonobos 

      Genty, E.; Zuberbühler, K. (2015) - Journal article
      We comment on a recent behavioral study in which we describe a human-like beckoning gesture in 2 groups of bonobos, used in combination with sexual solicitation postures. The beckoning gesture fulfils key criteria of deixis ...
    • La flexibilité et l’intentionnalité de la communication gestuelle chez les grands singes 

      Hobaiter, Cat; Byrne, Richard William (2014-04-13) - Journal article
      La communication gestuelle des grands singes est un système riche et complexe. Elle est utilisée de manière flexible dans l’intention de communiquer des objectifs précis à des individus particuliers - en tant que telle, ...
    • Language, entanglement and the new Silk Roads 

      Fierke, K. M.; Antonio-Alfonso, Francisco (2018-09-01) - Journal article
      Observers have tended to place the Silk Road proposals in the context of ‘China’s rise’, and its increasing influence and interests in Central, South and South-East Asia. From a realist perspective, China, like any expanding ...
    • The origins of language in teaching 

      Laland, Kevin N. (2017-02) - Journal article
      I introduce seven criteria for determining the validity of competing theories for the original function of language. I go on to present a novel explanation that meets all the criteria: language originally evolved to teach ...
    • PCSK6 is associated with handedness in individuals with dyslexia 

      Scerri, Thomas S.; Brandler, William M.; Paracchini, Silvia; Morris, Andrew P.; Ring, Susan M.; Richardson, Alex J.; Talcott, Joel B.; Stein, John; Monaco, Anthony P. (2011-02) - Journal article
      Approximately 90% of humans are right-handed. Handedness is a heritable trait, yet the genetic basis is not well understood. Here we report a genome-wide association study for a quantitative measure of relative hand skill ...