Early Voices: The Leap to Language

“Bower birds are artists, leaf-cutting ants practice agriculture, crows use tools, chimpanzees form coalitions against rivals. The only major talent unique

“Bower birds are artists, leaf-cutting ants practice agriculture, crows use tools, chimpanzees form coalitions against rivals. The only major talent unique to humans is language, the ability to transmit encoded thoughts from the mind of one individual to another. Because of language’s central role in human nature and sociality, its evolutionary origins have long been of interest to almost everyone, with the curious exception of linguists.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE