New research seems to supports a notion first proposed more than a century ago by a great German morphologist.
Rather than being earned, linguistic capacity was given.
With the approaching premiere of Fire-Maker, we asked Dr. Denton for his comments on a well-timed research article.
There is no doubt that a unique deep structure underlies the languages of all members of our species, modern Homo sapiens.
Because of the lack of homology and the lack of plausible adaptive evolutionary steps, the origin of language remains an abiding mystery.