Noam's Ark

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Science  22 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5598, pp. 1565-1566
DOI: 10.1126/science.1079320

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We view language as a central component of being human, yet debates still rage about what language is. In their Perspective, Bever and Montalbetti dissect a review in this issue by Hauser, Chomsky and Fitch that seeks to explain how we can empirically study the evolutionary basis of human language.