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Lieberman, Philip

Works: 37 works in 303 publications in 5 languages and 9,032 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  History  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Philip Lieberman
Most widely held works by Philip Lieberman
The unpredictable species : what makes humans unique by Philip Lieberman( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Unpredictable Species argues that the human brain evolved in a way that enhances our cognitive flexibility and capacity for innovation and imitation. In doing so, the book challenges the central claim of evolutionary psychology that we are locked into predictable patterns of behavior that were fixed by genes, and refutes the claim that language is innate. Philip Lieberman builds his case with evidence from neuroscience, genetics, and physical anthropology, showing how our basal ganglia--structures deep within the brain whose origins predate the dinosaurs--came to play a key role in human creativity. He demonstrates how the transfer of information in these structures was enhanced by genetic mutation and evolution, giving rise to supercharged neural circuits linking activity in different parts of the brain. Human invention, expressed in different epochs and locales in the form of stone tools, digital computers, new art forms, complex civilizations--even the latest fashions--stems from these supercharged circuits. The Unpredictable Species boldly upends scientifically controversial yet popular beliefs about how our brains actually work. Along the way, this compelling book provides insights into a host of topics related to human cognition, including associative learning, epigenetics, the skills required to be a samurai, and the causes of cognitive confusion on Mount Everest and of Parkinson's disease."--Jacket
Eve spoke : human language and human evolution by Philip Lieberman( Book )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve Spoke presents a compelling case for the pivotal role that speech has played in human language and human evolution. Wrestling with the age-old question of why such a large gulf exists between humans and other animals, Philip Lieberman mines both the fossil record and modern neuro-scientific techniques to chart the development of the anatomy and brain mechanisms necessary for human language as we know it. Eschewing any notion of a language gene or instinct, he pursues instead an evolutionary path in which environment acts on a biological capacity to reveal the interconnectedness of systems that make us most human: precise motor skills, speech, language, and complex thought. Lieberman interweaves decades of research in anthropology, neuroscience, psychology and linguistics into his exposition on the evolution of human speech
Intonation, perception, and language by Philip Lieberman( Book )

49 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and French and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the origins of language : an introduction to the evolution of human speech by Philip Lieberman( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and Italian and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uniquely human : the evolution of speech, thought, and selfless behavior by Philip Lieberman( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biology and evolution of language by Philip Lieberman( Book )

15 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech physiology, speech perception, and acoustic phonetics by Philip Lieberman( Book )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook has been carefully designed to provide a thorough introduction to the study of speech. It assumes no technical background, and students from the wide variety of disciplines contributing to this new and exciting field will find the exposition always accessible. Each chapter progresses from simple examples to more detailed discussions of recent primary research and concludes with problem sets which student's will find interesting and enlightening. All the topics that are essential for a basic understanding of the field are covered - the physiological, biological, and neurological bases of speech; the physics of sound; the source-filter theory of speech production; and the principles underlying electrical and computer models of speech production. All students, whatever their area of special interest speech therapy, phonological theory, psycholinguistics. neurolinguistics, anthropology, etc. - will discover in this text the challenge and fascination of the scientific study of speech. The authors undoubtedly succeed in their explicit aim: not only, to prepare students to evaluate critically the latest research, but also to encourage them to undertake their own research projects
Human language and our reptilian brain : the subcortical bases of speech, syntax, and thought by Philip Lieberman( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using this enormous body of data, he argues that human language is regulated by a network that involves regions of the neocortex often associated with nonlinguistic cognition, and even subcortical structures - our ancient reptilian brain - in addition to Broca's and Wernicke's areas in the neocortex."--Jacket
The speech of primates by Philip Lieberman( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward an evolutionary biology of language by Philip Lieberman( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the leading evolutionary theorist of language draws on evidence from evolutionary biology, genetics, physical anthropology, anatomy, and neuroscience to provide a framework for studying the evolution of human language and cognition."--Jacket
Speech physiology and acoustic phonetics : an introduction by Philip Lieberman( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory that changed everything : "On the Origin of Species" as a work in progress by Philip Lieberman( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few people have done as much to change how we view the world as Charles Darwin. Yet On the Origin of Species is more cited than read, and parts of it are even considered outdated. In some ways, it has been consigned to the nineteenth century. In The Theory That Changed Everything, the renowned cognitive scientist Philip Lieberman demonstrates that there is no better guide to the world's living--and still evolving--things than Darwin and that the phenomena he observed are still being explored at the frontiers of science. In an exploration that ranges from Darwin's transformative trip aboard the Beagle to Lieberman's own sojourns in the remotest regions of the Himalayas, this book relates fresh, contemporary findings to the major concepts of Darwinian theory, which transcends natural selection. Drawing on his own research into the evolution of human linguistic and cognitive abilities, Lieberman explains the paths that adapted human anatomy to language. He demystifies the role of recently identified transcriptional and epigenetic factors encoded in DNA, explaining how nineteenth-century Swedish famines alternating with years of plenty caused survivors' grandchildren to die many years short of their life expectancy. Lieberman is equally at home decoding supermarket shelves and climbing with the Sherpas as he discusses how natural selection explains features from lactose tolerance to ease of breathing at Himalayan altitudes. With conversational clarity and memorable examples, Lieberman relates the insights that led to groundbreaking discoveries in both Darwin's time and our own while asking provocative questions about what Darwin would have made of controversial issues today, such as GMOs, endangered species, and the God question."--Jacket
Speech acoustics and perception by Philip Lieberman( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An acoustic analysis of ATC communication by O. Veronika Prinzo( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report consists of an acoustic analysis of air traffic control (ATC) communications. Air traffic control specialists (ATCS) from a TRACON facility participated in the simulation study. Each ATCS worked light and heavy traffic density scenarios for 2 feeders and 1 final sector. All communications were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim by a retired ATCS. Workload was determined by the number of aircraft under positive control when the ATCS initiated a transmission. Utterances were selected to achieve maximal workload contrast. For each participant, the 5 lowest workload utterances from the Light version of the scenario (simulating that participant's normal work station) and the 5 highest workload utterances from the Heavy version of the scenario (simulating a work station unfamiliar to the participant) were identified and digitized. For all participants, speaking rate (syllables/second), pause frequency (number of pauses/number of words), and pause duration (duration of pauses/number of words) were generated from the selected utterances using the BLISS speech analysis system (Lieberman and Blumstein, 1988). The results indicate that ATCSs tended to pause more frequently and for greater duration under a light workload condition. The hesitations found in their speech may reflect a shift between a more cognitive "thinking" response mode in light traffic situations where ATCSs know that they have more time to respond and a more automatic mode, which allows them to respond to the increased pace induced by higher traffic loads. In conclusion, it appears that hesitation in speech may be a potential indicator of workload. Despite its highly speaker-dependent nature, hesitation pauses may be a useful indicator of an ATCS's responding in a cognitive, rather than in an automatic mode
Walking Switzerland, the Swiss way : from vacation apartments, hotels, mountain inns, and huts by Marcia Lieberman( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let there be words( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What precisely is language, and how did humans acquire it? In an effort to answer those essential questions, this program journeys back to prehistoric times in search of language's origin. Additional topics include distinguishing features of human communication and what humankind's first utterances may have been. The early evolution and migration of humans is also considered
Birth and death( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is predicted that within a century more than half of the world's languages will become extinct, but as languages are lost, new ones emerge naturally or are constructed. This program provides insights into the language life cycle through topics ranging from constructed languages such as Esperanto, to language endangerment and preservation, to the role of globalization in language obsolescence
Switzerland's mountain inns : a walking vacation in a world apart by Marcia Lieberman( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constant change : the diversification and spread of langauge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines factors that contributed to the diversification and spread of languages, including early migration, the introduction of agriculture, and genes. Language transfer from mother to child and from one population to the next is also investigated, along with the concept of dialects and commonalities among the world's more than 6,000 languages
Tibetan Buddhist wall paintings of Mustang, Nepal a photographic survey( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic survey of the wall paintings of three gompas or monastery-temples of Mustang, an ethnically and culturally Tibetan district in northwestern Nepal, on the edge of the Tibetan plateau
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Eve spoke : human language and human evolution
Alternative Names
Philip Lieberman Linguist and anthropologist

리버만, 필립 1934-

English (272)

Italian (5)

German (1)

French (1)

Spanish (1)

Uniquely human : the evolution of speech, thought, and selfless behaviorThe biology and evolution of languageSpeech physiology, speech perception, and acoustic phoneticsHuman language and our reptilian brain : the subcortical bases of speech, syntax, and thoughtToward an evolutionary biology of languageWalking Switzerland, the Swiss way : from vacation apartments, hotels, mountain inns, and hutsSwitzerland's mountain inns : a walking vacation in a world apart