Thursday, 21 February 2013

language from birdsong: deep roots of human speech


How human language could have evolved from birdsong: Researchers propose new theory on deep roots of human speech: our finite vocabularies can generate a seemingly infinite string of words. Indeed, the researchers suggest that humans first had the ability to sing, as Darwin conjectured, and then managed to integrate specific lexical elements into those songs.


seems first you sing ...
and then you have to say something

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