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Evolution’s great mystery: Language - Michael Corballis

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What we call language is something more specific than communication. Language is about sharing what’s in our minds: stories, opinions, questions, the past or future, imagined times or places, ideas. It is fundamentally open-ended, and can be used to say an unlimited number of things. So what does language mean for humanity, and how did we come to have it? Michael Corballis investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Educator Michael Corballis
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Art Director Mitchelle Tamariz
  • Animation Mitchelle Tamariz
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal, Elizabeth Cox
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Joseph Isaac

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