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  • 1. Aarnio, A
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Measurement of the mass and width of the Zo particle from multihadron final states produced in e+e--annihilations1989In: Physics Letters, no 231, p. p 539-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 2. Aarnio, A
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Study of the hadronic decays of the Zo boson1990In: Physics Letters, no 240, p. p 271-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 3. Aarnio, A
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Study of the leptonic decays of the Zo boson1990In: Physics Letters, no 241, p. p 425-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 4. Askebjer, P
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    AMANDA: Status Report from the 1993/94 Campaign and Optical Properties of the South Pole Ice1995In: Nuclear Physics, no 38, p. 287-292Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 5. Askebjer, P
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    First Data and Future Prospects for AMANDA, the Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector1994In: Antarctic Journal of the United States, no 29, p. 337-339Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 6. Askebjer, P
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    On the Age vs Depth and Optical Clarity of Deep Ice at the South Pole1995In: Journal of Glaciology, no 41, p. p 445-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7. Askebjer, P
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Optical properties of the South Pole ice at depths between 0.8 and 1 km1995In: Science, no 267, p. 1147-1150Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 8. Askebjer, P
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Remote Surveys of AMANDA1995In: Contribution to the XXIV International Cosmic Ray Conference, Rome 1995, 1995Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 9. Bergström, Lars
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Detection of High Energy Neutrinos in PAN1992In: Proceedings of the Workshop on High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics, Univ. Hawaai at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 23-26, 1992., 1992Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 10. Burns, M
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Physics aspects of the DELPHI vertex detector1988Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 11. Dijkstra, F
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Physics aspects of the DELPHI vertex detector1989In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods, no 277, p. p 160-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 12. Erlandsson, Bengt
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Dalarna University, Not School affiliated. Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Measurements of the Absorption Length of the Ice at the South Pole in the Wavelength Interval 410 nm to 610 nm1995In: The XXIV International Cosmic Ray Conference, Rome 1995, 1995Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 13. Gray, P
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    The Design of a Neutrino Telescope Using Natural Deep Ice as a Particle Detector1995In: The XXIV International Cosmic Ray Conference, Rome 1995, 1995Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 14. Halzen, Francis
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Status of the AMANDA South Pole Neutrino Detector1996In: The International Workshop on Aspects of Dark Matter in Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Heidelberg, Germany, September 1996, 1996Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    A study of mu-mu- and e-mu-pairs produced in 450 GeV/c p-Be--collisions in HELIOS, and software development for DELPHI.1990Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The main part of this thesis treats measurements in the HELIOS experiment of the production of e-mu and mu+mu-pairs in 450 GeV/c p-Be collisions. The mumu measurement covers the kinematical covers the kinematical range of 2Mmu < M < 1.5 GeV, 0.03 < xF < 0.25, and 0 < pT < 2 GeV. Production of the vector mesons rho, omega , and phi is observed. The branching ratio omega to mu+mu- is for the first time experimentally measured. The continuum at masses below the mu mass is studied, and compared with the contributions from known sources, normalized to the vector meson peaks in the mu+mu- mass spectrum, and to measurements in this experiment of the mu cross section. The res ult is compared with that of other experiments, discussed in terms of different background estimates used. A significant signal of unlike-sign e-mu-pairs is observed, forming a continuum peaking at a mass below 500 MeV. Correlations between e-mu and neutrino production are studied. The shape of the e-mu mass and missng-energy spectra indicate significant non-charm contributions. A search for lepton-number-violating decays is made, resulting in upper limits on a number of branching ratios. Also discussed here is the author's work in the DELPHI experiment, contributions that are related to analysis of heavy quark production. Keywords: muon. pair, dimuon, dilepton, lepton, low mass, continuum, eta, rho, omega, branching ratio, emu, e-mu, mue, mu-e, muon-electron, electron-muon, electron, charm, neutrino, missing energy

  • 16.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Dalarna University, Not School affiliated.
    All you need is love... or what?2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    All you need is love… or what?

    Language is essentially always present in groups of modern humans. Even in the exceptional groups that for some reason are formed without language, language will invariably emerge in short order. Examples of language emergence in recent times include deaf communities in e.g. Nicaragua and Israel. Such newly-formed languages converge within a few generations towards the same general form and features as mainstream human languages.

    Language is essentially never present in groups of non-human primates. Even in the exceptional groups that are heavily exposed to language and explicitly trained in language use, progress in language acquisition is invariably modest at best. Language never emerges spontaneously in non-human groups.

    What’s special with humans? It is sometimes argued that “all you need is merge” (e.g. Berwick 2007), that a small genetic change provided a language-ready brain and the rest is history. This saltational view of language evolution is wrong for many reasons (e.g. Tallerman 2014), but I would add here another one.

    A language-ready brain is not an all-or-nothing affair, nor is it sufficient for language emergence. The results of language training in apes are modest, but not nil. Apes do learn to connect symbols with referents and use them communicatively. One may quibble about whether to call this “language”, and it is far from full human language, notably lacking in syntax. But it does show the presence of some language-relevant abilities in apes, and it is a functional communication tool at some protolinguistic level.

    But if ape brains are protolanguage-ready, why doesn’t protolanguage emerge in the wild among apes, as it does among humans? Clearly, some extra-linguistic key factor is lacking. A language-ready brain is not all you need for language emergence. In a group of hypothetical creatures with a human language faculty (narrow sense) but otherwise ape-like in psychology and behavior, language would not emerge.

    Human prosociality and shared intentionality are likely key ingredients in language emergence (e.g. Tomasello 2010), but are not the whole story. In this talk, I will explore the minimal extra-linguistic requirements for protolanguage emergence to get off the ground in protohumans.

     

    References:

    Berwick, R C (2011) All you Need is Merge: Biology, Computation, and Language from the Bottom-up.  In di Sciullo & Boeckx The Biolinguistic Enterprise OUP.

    Tallerman M. (2014) No syntax saltation in language evolution. Language Sciences 46, 207-219.

    Tomasello, M (2010) Origins of human communication. MIT Press.

  • 17.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, Medie-, litteratur- och språkdidaktik.
    Biolinguistics or Physicolinguistics? Is The Third Factor Helpful Or Harmful In Explaining Language?2013In: Biolinguistics, ISSN 1450-3417, Vol. 7, p. 249-275Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Noam Chomsky (2005) proposed that a ‘third factor’, consisting of general principles and natural laws, may explain core properties of language in a principled manner, minimizing the need for either genetic endowment or experience. But the focus on third-factor patterns in much recent bio-linguistic work is misguided for several reasons: First, ‘the’ third factor is a vague and disparate collection of unrelated components, useless as an analytical tool. Second, the vagueness of the third factor, together with the desire for principled explanations, too often leads to sweeping claims, such as syntax “coming for free, directly from physics”, that are unwarranted without a case-by-case causal analysis. Third, attention is diverted away from a proper causal analysis of language as a biological feature. The point with biolinguistics is to acknowledge the language faculty as a biological feature. The best way forward towards an understanding of language is to take the biology connection seriously, instead of dabbling with physics.

  • 18.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation.
    Constraining the time when language evolved2011In: Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, ISSN 1841-2394, Vol. 10, p. 45-59Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The precise timing of the emergence of language in human prehistory cannot be resolved. But the available evidence is sufficient to constrain it to some degree. This is a review and synthesis of the available evidence, leading to the conclusion that the time when speech in some form became important for our ancestors can be constrained to be not less than 400,000 years ago, thus excluding several popular theories involving a late transition to speech.

  • 19.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Constraining the time when language evolved2006In: The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Evolution of Language, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The precise timing of the emergence of language in human prehistory cannot be resolved. But the available evidence is sufficient to constrain it to some degree. This is a review and synthesis of the available evidence, leading to the conclusion that the time when speech became important for our ancestors can be constrained to be not less than 500,000 years ago, thus excluding several popular theories involving a late transition to speech.

  • 20.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Cosmic rays and free neutrinos affect decay rates2005In: The Counter-Creationism handbook, Westport: Greenwood Publishing , 2005Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 21.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan i Jönköping.
    Did language evolve incommunicado?2014In: The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (EVOLANG 10) / [ed] Cartmill et al, Singapore: World Scientific, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is commonly assumed in evolutionary linguistics that language evolved for communication.But much recent work in biolinguistics, e.g. Chomsky (2010), proposes instead that languageevolved for purely internal use, as a cognitive tool, with no externalization until at a later stagein language evolution.How well supported is really our general assumption of communicative language origins? Doesit make sense to have instead an early stage with internal language only? I will review the argumentsinvoked in favor of the incommunicado hypothesis, and critically evaluate their strength.

  • 22.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Dimuon production in 450 GeV/c p-Be collisions1990In: Proceedings of the Pittsburgh Workshop on Soft Lepton Pair and Photon Production, Sept 6-8, 1990, 1990Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Dalarna University, Not School affiliated.
    Evolution of Language2016In: Oxford Bibliographies: Evolutionary BiologyArticle, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Why do humans have language at all and how did we become language users? These are central questions in language evolution, but no general consensus exists on the answers, nor even on what methods to use to find answers. This is a complex topic that requires input from many disciplines, including, but not limited to, linguistics, evolutionary biology, palaeoanthropology, neurobiology, archaeology, cognitive science, and primatology. Nobody is an expert in all these areas, and experts in one area sometimes overlook needed input from other areas. Consensus does not even exist among linguists on what language is—opinions range from the physical speech acts themselves to language as an abstract social communication system to language as computational machinery in the individual and to language as an innate species-defining, genetically encoded capacity of humans. These different views of language imply very different evolutionary explanations. At the same time, all of these perspectives have some validity; the speech acts do occur, language use does take place in a social context, the individual language user does somehow produce and parse sentences, and human babies are born with a predisposition for language learning that ape babies lack. The disagreements are mainly a matter of emphasis, namely which aspects are regarded as of primary interest, requiring explanation. The preeminent linguist of the early 20th century, Ferdinand de Saussure, focused on the first two perspectives with his distinction between parole (speech acts) and langue (the social system). The preeminent linguist of the late 20th century, Noam Chomsky, focuses instead on the latter two, especially the computational machinery, and he regards the first two as not worthy of a linguist’s attention. But neither focus is adequate on its own; a viable theory of language evolution must be able to explain all aspects of language, notably both the evolution of the language capacity that resides in each human brain and the evolution of the human social context in which language is used. No generally accepted theory exists today. Instead of a single accepted theory, the field of language evolution is awash with a multitude of different models, scenarios, and hypotheses about how things might have happened. To make matters worse, there is something of a paradigm split in the study of language origins. The split is largely along the line between Saussure and Chomsky mentioned above. To put it simply, those researchers who use the label “biolinguistics” try to explain the origin of Chomsky’s computational machinery (see Biolinguistics) whereas most work on language evolution is concerned with explaining the origins of Saussure’s langue, language as a social system; the latter is here called “mainstream evolutionary linguistics.” Language evolution is not, however, about the origin of individual languages (English, Chinese, etc.). Sometimes “language evolution” is used to refer to diachronic language change in recent times, as studied by historical linguists, and an evolutionary perspective can indeed be fruitful in this area. But this article does not cover that kind of language evolution, except peripherally in Cultural Evolution.

  • 24.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation.
    Evolutionary constraints on language and speech2009Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation.
    Evolutionsförnekarna avklädda sin intelligent designade maskering: Recension av Kornhall ’Skapelsekonspirationen’2008In: Folkvett, ISSN 0283-0795, no 2, p. 52-56Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 26.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Extracting individual grades from group assessments: A pilot study1998Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 27.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Extracting individual grades from group assessments; some preliminary results1998In: Högskoleverkets Konferens om Kvalitet och förbättringsarbete, Luleå, 10-11 juni 1998, 1998Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, Medie-, litteratur- och språkdidaktik.
    Från ostkupan till den stora smällen2004Book (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, Medie-, litteratur- och språkdidaktik.
    How can a social theory of language evolution be grounded in evidence?2014In: Social Origins of Language / [ed] Daniel Dor, Chris Knight, Jeremy Lewis, Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2014Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, Medie-, litteratur- och språkdidaktik.
    How can a social theory of language evolution be grounded in evidence?2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation.
    How language did not evolve2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, Medie-, litteratur- och språkdidaktik.
    How language did not evolve2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 33.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, Medie-, litteratur- och språkdidaktik.
    I-language is not what evolved biologically, and E-language is not what evolved culturally2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Kreationismen kritiskt granskad: Recension av Scott ’Evolution vs. Creationism’2005In: Folkvett, ISSN 0283-0795, Vol. 4Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 35.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Dalarna University, Not School affiliated.
    Language abilities in neanderthals2015In: Annual Review of Linguistics, ISSN 2333-9691, Vol. 1, p. 311-332Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Neanderthal language abilities cannot be directly observed, but indirect evidence is available in their anatomy, archeology, and DNA. Neanderthal anatomy shows possible speech adaptations, and their archeology contains enough indicators of behavioral modernity, including symbols and ornaments, to conclude that their minds could handle symbolic communication. Neanderthal DNA, finally, indicates both that they possessed some of the language-relevant genes found in modern humans and that they could and did have children with modern humans. From the consilience of evidence from anatomy, archeology, and DNA, one can conclude that some language abilities, if not necessarily full modern syntactic language, were present in Neanderthals.

  • 36.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Measuring the energy of multi-TeV muons with a water Cherenkov detector1991In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, Dublin, Aug 11-23, 1991, 1991Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, Medie-, litteratur- och språkdidaktik.
    Neanderthals between Man and Beast: A Comment on the Comments of Barceló-Coblijn & Benítez-Burraco (2013)2013In: Biolinguistics, ISSN 1450-3417, Vol. 7, p. 217-227Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Dalarna University, Not School affiliated.
    Neanderthals did speak, but FOXP2 doesn't prove it2014In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, ISSN 0140-525X, E-ISSN 1469-1825, Vol. 37, no 6Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Ackermann et al. treat both genetic and paleoanthropological data too superficially to support their conclusions. The case of FOXP2 and Neanderthals is a prime example, which I will comment on in some detail; the issues are much more complex than they appear in Ackermann et al.

  • 39.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Oil seepage would have drained offshore reservoirs in 20,000 years2005In: The Counter-Creationism handbook, Westport: Greenwood Publishing , 2005Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 40.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Origins of language: Constraints on hypotheses2005Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Sverker Johansson has written an unusual book on language origins, with its emphasis on empirical evidence rather than theory-building. This is a book for the student or researcher who prefers solid data and well-supported conclusions, over speculative scenarios. Much that has been written on the origins of language is characterized by hypothesizing largely unconstrained by evidence. But empirical data do exist, and the purpose of this book is to integrate and review the available evidence from all relevant disciplines, not only linguistics but also, e.g., neurology, primatology, paleoanthropology, and evolutionary biology. The evidence is then used to constrain the multitude of scenarios for language origins, demonstrating that many popular hypotheses are untenable. Among the issues covered: (1) Human evolutionary history, (2) Anatomical prerequisites for language, (3) Animal communication and ape "language", (4) Mind and language, (5) The role of gesture, (6) Innateness, (7) Selective advantage of language, (8) Proto-language.

  • 41.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Possible and impossible hypotheses of language origins2004Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 42.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Dalarna University, Not School affiliated.
    Protolanguage possibilities in a construction grammar framework2016In: The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG XI) / [ed] S.G. Roberts, C. Cuskley, L. McCrohon, L. Barceló-Coblijn, O. Fehér & T. Verhoef, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Identifying possible stages of protolanguage critically depends on the underlying nature of language. Theories of language differ in evolvability, and in whether they permit protolanguage stages. In this presentation, I will study the protolanguage potential and evolva­bility of Construction Grammar. Postulating that CG is a biologically real description of language, its evolvability through a sequence of intermediate protolanguages is investigated.

  • 43.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Reflekterande examination2000In: Den reflekterande medborgaren / [ed] Hans Albin Larsson, Jönköping: Jönköping University Press , 2000Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 44.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Sagan om hur allting började1996Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 45.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    Sagan om hur livet kom till Jorden1996Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 46.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation.
    Seeking compositionality in holistic proto-language without substructure – do counterexamples overwhelm the fractionation process?2008In: The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Evolution of Language / [ed] Smith & Smith & Ferrer i Cancho, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing , 2008, p. 171-178Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In holistic theories of protolanguage, a vital step is the fractionation process where holistic utterances are broken down into segments, and segments associated with semantic components. One problem for this process may be the occurrence of counterexamples to any segment-meaning connection. The actual abundance of such counterexamples is a contentious issue \cite{smith06,taller07}. Here I present calculations of the prevalence of counterexamples in model languages.  It is found that counterexamples are indeed abundant, much more numerous than positive examples for any plausible holistic language.

  • 47.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation.
    Seriös kristen geologi: Recension av The Bible, Rocks and Time: Geological Evidence for the Age of the Earth av Davis A. Young & Ralph F. Stearley2009In: Folkvett, ISSN 0283-0795, no 1, p. 57-61Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 48.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, Medie-, litteratur- och språkdidaktik.
    The case for Neanderthal language - How strong is it?2012In: The evolution of language: proceedings of the 9th International Conference (EVOLANG9), Kyoto, Japan, 13-16 March 2012, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated , 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Did Neanderthals have language? This issue has been debated back and forth for decades, without resolution. But in recent years new evidence has become available. New fossils and archaeological finds cast light on relevant Neanderthal anatomy and behaviour. New DNA evidence, both fossil and modern, provides clues both to the relationship between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, and to the genetics of language. In this paper, I review and evaluate the available evidence. My conclusion is that the preponderance of the evidence supports the presence of some form of language in Neanderthals.

  • 49.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    The Cathedral of Physics1997In: Vetenskapens ansikten / [ed] Hans-Albin Larsson, Jönköping: Jönköping University Press , 1997Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan i Jönköping, HLK, Ämnesforskning.
    The Faint Young Sun1999Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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