CoEDL Seminar: Musicality, the musilanguage hypothesis, and the gestural origins of protolanguage, Anton Killin, 16 June
Seminar: Musicality, the musilanguage hypothesis, and the gestural origins of protolanguage
Speaker: Anton Killin
When: 3:30-5:00pm, Friday 16 June 2017
Where: Engma Room (5019), HC Coombs Building, ANU
Recently theorists have developed competing accounts of the origins and nature of protolanguage, the evolution of language, and connections between speech, song, and sign. Debate over these accounts is lively. Did music precede language? Were the first languages gestural? And so on. In this talk I will evaluate the leading hypotheses and survey various lines of evidence.