RE: Re Grammar

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    It works once you have language but Morgan's argument in the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (sorry my copy of the book is in a crate at the moment so no detailed references) is that the variety of vocalisation we can make, and other primate species cannot, is only possible because of a particular arrangment of the respiratory and digestive systems. How did that get selected pre-language. A breathing explanation seems more plausible.


    Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 06:30:51 -0700

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    The straightforward explanation is that language allows communication of important survival information both in the moment and from old to new generations.

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