The Talking Ape : Language Evolution

If you ever wanted to learn about the origins of modern human language, read this book. The author Robbing Burling takes the reader into deep subjects of language evolution in The Talking Ape. Speech and its impact on how we think, behave, develop relations and communication.He explains the roots of word development, the affect of nature on word development, vocabulary. He argues how our ancestors by evolution could communicate by sounds. Eventhough the book was written in an academic style, it is clearly understandable and does not need any prior academic knowledge on language evolution. I liked the mention of Kanzi Bonobo on this book as one of the rare apes who could comprehend a language very similar to humans do.

p.s : Do not forget to check Kanzi playing with lexigram as well in this blog.


 
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