04 October 2019
Vol 366, Issue 6461

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COVER Human beings are social animals, and language is central to our existence. Both the large human brain and the language it enables have influenced our lives, but which has more effectively shaped the world around us? This special issue highlights some recent insights into the evolution of language, the brain structures involved in the production and interpretation of language, and how this flexible function creates meaning. See page 48.
Illustration: Eiko Ojala