Why are human languages the way they are?
In this workshop, we will discuss current perspectives in the evolution of language and how can that give us an insight into the evolution of our species. Fernanda Weinstein
MSc Evolution of Language and Cognition, The University of Edinburgh
Licenciada en Letras y Literatura, Universidad del Desarrollo.
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Sala 2do piso
Plaza de Investigación
Hora: 16.30 – 18.30 PM
- Language as a coordination tool evolves slowly
- On the antiquity of language: the reinterpretation of Neandertal linguistic capacities and its consequences
- The cognitive niche: Coevolution of intelligence, sociality, and language
- Selective scenarios for the emergence of natural language
- The Faculty of Language: What Is It, Who Has It, and How Did It Evolve?
- The cultural niche: Why social learning is essential for human adaptation
- The language faculty that wasn’t: a usage-based account of natural language recursion