Date of Award

Summer 8-6-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Ofer Tchernichovski

Second Advisor

Dr. Peter Moller

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Sandeep Prasada


The investigator attempted to predict the vocal learning propensity from either family pedigree or early vocal babbling (subsong). Pedigree trees suggest the possibility that vocal learning ability may depend on family. We failed to predict vocal learning propensity from subsong, but suggested that subsong may influence vocal learning outcome.



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