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The First Word

The Search for the Origins of Language

By Christine Kenneally
18-minute read
The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language by Christine Kenneally

The First Word examines the different theories and viewpoints that have been put forward in the past half a century on the complex topic of the origin of language.

  • Anyone interested in learning about where language comes from
  • Anyone interested in how we can observe language in animals

Christine Kenneally has a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Cambridge, and she has written for publications such as Scientific American, The New Yorker and The New York Times.

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