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The Language That Survived the Tower of Babel

I am 100% sure that there are more people familiar with the story of the Tower of Babel than those who recognize Noam Chomsky. The story of the Tower of Babel is perhaps the most popular theory about evolutionary linguistics. 817 more words


Enough of Anti-Chomskyan Easy Trends

Yesterday, my advisor gave me a newly arrived book to read: Michele Iacono, Il silenzio, il segno e la parola (L’Epos Edizioni, 2012, Italian). To be concise: the book is about evolutionary linguistics from a messy philosophical perspective. 299 more words

Evolution of the language organism

Professor Simon Kirby is a computational linguist who holds the Chair of Language Evolution in the department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. 557 more words


On the mysterious emergence of language

Ironically, what makes it hard to discern how language evolved is a result of language having evolved (Christine Kenneally, The First Word)

In a short piece I wrote in January about a “talking” …

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Prehistoric People in Their Own Words

Prehistoric People in Their Own Words 12.17.09

Please excuse the typos and other errors in my previous posting. This is my first blog and I am still learning how. 536 more words