Auftakte der Bioakustik
Zur Wissensgeschichte nichtmenschlicher Stimmen um 1800 und 1900
[The Beginnings of Bioacoustics. On the History of Knowledge of Non-Human Voices around 1800 and 1900]
The late 18th century sees a rising interest in the voice, especially in its manifestations on the edges and beyond human conditions of articulation and perception. Physiology, linguistic anthropology, media technology, and literature enter into an intense exchange as they explore the vocal expressions of animals. This study traces the historical conditions and cultural interferences of bioacoustics avant la lettre.