Reflections on imitation, vocal mimicry, and entrainment

Anton Killin

Abstract


It is my contention that understanding natural phenomena such as vocal mimicry can bolster theories of the evolution of language and music as well as inform evolutionary and naturalistic aesthetics more generally. In this commentary I present this phenomena as a case study in order to stimulate further aesthetic theorising.


Keywords


theories of imitation; mimesis; vocal mimicry; evolutionary aesthetics; naturalistic aesthetics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-19418



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