CBMM Research Meeting: Language and Evolution

May 30, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Noam Chomsky (MIT)


Title: Language and Evolution

In their latest book, Why Only Us: Language and Evolution, Berwick and Chomsky discuss the biolinguistic perspective on language, which views language as a particular object of the biological world; the computational efficiency of language as a system of thought and understanding; the tension between Darwin’s idea of gradual change and our contemporary understanding about evolutionary change and language; and evidence from nonhuman animals, in particular vocal learning in songbirds.


McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT


May 30, 2017


4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
McGovern Seminar Room 46 -3189

43 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139