Vol. 9 No. 2 (2016): Je est un autre. Mimicries in nature, art and society

Reflections on imitation, vocal mimicry, and entrainment

Published November 17, 2016
  • theories of imitation,
  • mimesis,
  • vocal mimicry,
  • evolutionary aesthetics
How to Cite
Killin, A. (2016). Reflections on imitation, vocal mimicry, and entrainment. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 9(2), 81-87. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-19418


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.


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