How the Brain Made Language

Science  14 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5477, pp. 251-252
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5477.251

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Lingua ex Machina Reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the Human Brain. William H. Calvin and Derek Bickerton. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000. 306 pp. $26.95, £17.95. ISBN 0-262-03273-2.

Presenting their discussion in the form of a lively dialogue, the authors integrate the different strands of language study into a consideration of the evolutionary pathways leading from ape behaviors to syntax.