The evolution of language

The evolution of language

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The question about the evolutionary origins and precursors to modern human language is a very difficult one. One camp traces language to gestures and motor behavior (see for example Rizzolatti in his interview with goCognitive). The other camp links language to speech-related utterances and the ability to imitate sounds. In this view, songbirds might be an interesting model for language evolution.
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language processing, evolution, evolution of language
Duration:
00:05:09