Speech is a complex skill to master. In addition to sophisticated phono-articulatory abilities, speech acquisition requires neuronal systems configured for vocal learning, with adaptable sensorimotor maps that couple heard speech sounds with motor programs for speech production; imitation and self-imitation mechanisms that can train the sensorimotor maps to reproduce heard speech sounds; and a "pedagogical" learning environment that supports tutor learning.
The sensorimotor and social sides of the architecture of speech.
Cambridge University Press,, Cambridge , Regno Unito
Behavioral and brain sciences (Print) 37 (2014): 569–70. doi:10.1017/S0140525X13004172
info:cnr-pdr/source/autori:Pezzulo, Giovanni; Barca, Laura; D'Ausilio, Alessando/titolo:The sensorimotor and social sides of the architecture of speech./doi:10.1017/S0140525X13004172/rivista:Behavioral and brain sciences (Print)/anno:2014/pagina_da:569/pa