Evolution’s great mystery: Language - Michael Corballis
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For more on the evolution of language, check out the educator of this lesson’s website at michaelcorballis.com. The website gives various publications on the topic.
In his book, The Truth about Language (Princeton, 2017), Michael explores the slow process of language's evolution rooted in grammatical systems of dating back in our evolutionary history.
Check our Michael’s work on cognitive science science trends including:
Corballis, M.C. 2013. Mental time travel: A case for evolutionary continuity. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17, 5-6.
Corballis, M.C. 2017. Language evolution: A changing perspective. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 27, 229-236.
Check out the author of Eat, Pray, Love’s speech on creative genius: or cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky’s piece on how language shapes the way we think
Interested in learning how language evolved from manual gestures? Check out Michael’s TEDx talk
For more on the importance of gestures, check out this video
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