|Darwin Day Lecture|
|February 13: Mark Pagel|
The Evolution of Languages: An Evolutionary Biologist’s Perspective
Abstract: Human beings speak approximately 7,000 mutually unintelligible languages around the world, giving our species the curious distinction that most of us cannot understand what most other people are saying. This talk will explore the origins of our unique language capability, ask whether any other species could speak, and highlight the remarkable features of language that allow it to evolve and adapt much like genes do, meaning we can trace its evolution back thousands of years into our past.
Friday, February 13, 7:30 pm, Earth and Space Sciences 001
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