Publications of ISLE members (2018 ff.)



Bickel, B. & J. Nichols, in press. There is no significant typological difference between hunter-gatherer and other languages. In Güldemann, T., P. McConvell, & R. Rhodes (eds.) The language of hunter-gatherers: global and historical perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ACCEPTED DRAFT

Blasi, D E ; Moran, Steven ; Moisik, S R ; Widmer, P ; Dediu, D ; Bickel, B (2019). Human sound systems are shaped by post-Neolithic changes in bite configuration. Science, 363(6432):eaav3218.

Engesser, Sabrina ; Holub, Jennifer L ; O'Neill, Louis G ; Russell, Andrew F ; Townsend, Simon W (2019). Chestnut-crowned babbler calls are composed of meaningless shared building blocks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America:Epub ahead of print.

Engesser, Sabrina ; Townsend, Simon W (2019). Combinatoriality in the vocal systems of nonhuman animals. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 10(4):e1493.




Arbib, M. A. ; Aboitiz, F. ; Burkart, J. ; Corballis, M. ; Coudé,G. ; Hecht, E. ; Liebal, K. ; Myowa-Yamakoshi, M. ; Pustejovsky, J. ; Putt, S. ; Rossano, F. ; Russon, A. E. ; Schoenemann, P. T. ; Seifert, U. ; Semendeferi, K. ; Sinha, C. ; Stout, D. ; Volterra, V. ; Wacewicz, S. ; Wilson, B. (2018). The comparative neuroprimatology 2018 (CNP-2018) road map for research on how the brain got language. Interaction Studies, 19, 371-388.

Burkart, Judith M ; Guerreiro Martins, Eloisa ; Miss, Fabia ; Zürcher, Yvonne (2018).From sharing food to sharing information: Cooperative breeding and language evolution. Interaction Studies : Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems, 19(1/2):136-150.

Zürcher, Y. ; Willms, E. P. ; Burkart, J. M. (in rev). Translocation experiments show dialects are socially learned in marmoset monkeys. PlosOne.

Derungs, Curdin ; Köhl, Martina ; Weibel, Robert ; Bickel, Balthasar (2018). Environmental factors drive language density more in food-producing than in hunter–gatherer populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 285(1885):20172851.

Seifart, Frank ; Strunk, Jan ; Danielsen, Swintha ; Hartmann, Iren ; Pakendorf, Brigitte ; Wichmann, Søren ; Witzlack-Makarevich, Alena ; de Jong, Nivja H ; Bickel, Balthasar (2018). Nouns slow down speech across structurally and culturally diverse languages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, (201800708):1-6.

Townsend, Simon W ; Engesser, Sabrina ; Stoll, Sabine ; Zuberbühler, Klaus ; Bickel, Balthasar (2018). Compositionality in animals and humans. PLoS Biology, 16(8):e2006425.