LING059 - LANGUAGE & EVOLUTION

Language is a uniquely human gift. How did this ability evolve? For a trait that inconveniently left no fossils behind, piecing together the puzzle must take indirect routes. This seminar provides a multi-disciplinary approach to this exciting and controversial question. We will discuss the nature of language, whether (and which of) its components can find counterparts in other species, and how to develop an evolutionary argument in a rigorous fashion.
Section 301 - SEM
TR 0130PM-0300PM
YANG, CHARLES
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 224