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Evolution of speech rhythm: a cross-species perspective
Cognition and communication, at the core of human speech rhythm, do not leave a fossil record. However, if the purpose is to understand the origin and evolution of speech rhythm, alternative methods are available. A powerful tool is comparative approach: studying the presence or absence of cognitive/behavioral traits in other species, drawing conclusions on which traits are shared between species, and which are recent human inventions. Here we apply this approach to traits related to humandoi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27539v1 fatcat:y5v266pkpzetpborkr2bethc6a