Unlocking Language

Unlocking Language

Streaming Video - 2006
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Approximately 70,000 years ago, humankind began talking, and hasn't stopped since. In this fascinating program, a diverse group of experts-an evolutionary linguist, a neurologist, a geneticist, a neuropsychologist, a developmental cognitive neuroscientist, and an Oxford professor of communication-discuss the birth, development, and transmission of the mysterious phenomenon called language. Topics explored include the ability of language to express abstractions; the role of evolution in the development of languages; language as an innately guided behavior in unborn babies, infants, and toddlers; the parts of the brain involved in language; the relationship between genes and language disorders; and the isolation of the Speech 1 gene.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c1998.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital file.

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