Of all the topics in this book, the origin of language is one of the most difficult to imagine emerging from our nonhuman primate ancestors. Evidence of cooperative hunting, of the cultural transmission of tool use, of empathy and reconciliation, of manipulating the behavior of social companions is clear in great apes and occasionally in some monkeys. In these areas it is easy to see much of our own behavior reflected in the behavior of apes and monkeys, and vice versa.
KeywordsDesign Feature Specific Language Language Acquisition Human Language Primal Language
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