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Anthropology
Course
ANT102H5
Professor
Victor Barac
Semester
Fall

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Page 1The Biological Basis andEvolution of LanguageOVERVIEW1 Communication2 Nonhuman primate language3 The biological basis of language4 The evolution of language KEY FEATURES OF LANGUAGEPage 2Communication1 Behaviour that affects the behaviour ofothers by the transmission of information2 Universal among animals3 Adaptive significanceWhat is communication The first point on slideTo understand communicationit involves the sending of messages encoding a way of acting from a distanceEnhances group behaviours and social lifeReduces aggression within the groupManner of ordering the universeThe ability to communicate is crucial and capacity to communicate is inheritedPage 3Unintentional communication1 Body posture2 Raised body hair3 Body odour4 BlushingSmokefire natural signdeducing the situationBody postureautonomic unconscious mechanisms Stress fear adrenalinesweat etcPage 4Intentional communication1 Body posture2 Gesture3 Facial expression4 Vocalization5 Display6 Ritualized behaviour1 Crouching or submission is commonly observedsocial statusproviding rear endcourtesy2 Bob to and fro as a threat branch shaking primates hugging touching grooming massages3 very importantsubtle changes too even unconsciouslystaring if
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