How Did Language Evolve?

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PhD student in Biological Anthropology, specializing in the behavior and evolution of monkeys.


Language is the most unusual of all human behaviors. How did we, alone, develop this unique ability?

Most organisms can communicate. Even single-celled organisms have membrane proteins that allow them to transfer all sorts of information from one individual to another. But no other organism has la...