Tag Archives: language

Monkeys Attracted to Humans, but do they Kiss and Tell?

In recent posts, we’ve explored the implications of cross-species sexual attraction, and the perception of language as a measure of distinction between Homo sapiens and the rest of the animal kingdom. The question of what separates our species from other animals, … Continue reading

Rubicon crossed?

A long-standing debate concerns whether humans are specialized for speech perception ; in the the second half of the nineteenth century, two of the primary figures in this debate were Charles Darwin and Friedrich Max Müller.   A distinguished scholar and … Continue reading

It’s all in the language !

How can an English bishop and a French évêque help Darwin explain his theories about species and natural selection?   In the middle of the nineteenth century, linguists were concerned with establishing genetic relationships between the English language and cognates … Continue reading