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Imitation and culture: what gives?

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What is the relationship between imitation and culture? This article charts how definitions of imitation have changed in the last century, distinguishes three senses of “culture” used by contemporary evolutionists (Culture1–Culture3), and summarises current disagreement about the relationship between imitation and culture. The disagreement arises from ambiguities in the distinction between imitation and emulation, and confusion between two explanatory projects—the anthropocentric project and ...

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Published
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10.1111/mila.12388

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Mind and Language More from this journal
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
42-63
Publication date:
2021-11-19
Acceptance date:
2021-05-19
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EISSN:
1468-0017
ISSN:
0268-1064
Language:
English
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1176877
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pubs:1176877
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2021-05-19

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