The Evolution of Language

Meeting the key challenges of our era requires a deeper understanding of language—how it evolved, how it impacted our biological and cultural evolution, and how it continues to define who we are and how we experience the world.

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Map of Austrailia

Most Australian Indigenous Languages Came From Just One Place, Research Claims

Helen Davidson, The Guardian

Most Indigenous languages in Australia likely originated from a remote spot in far north Queensland as recently as 4,000 years ago, before slowly spreading across the country.

Tangled Roots of English

The Tangled Roots of English

Nicholas Wade, The New York Times

“The peoples of India, Iran and Europe speak a Babel of tongues, but most — English included — are descended from an ancient language known as proto-Indo-European. Scholars have argued for two centuries about the identity and homeland of those who spoke this parent language, but a surprisingly sudden resolution of this longstanding issue may be at hand.”

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