Neanderthal language revisited: not only us

@article{Dediu2018NeanderthalLR,
  title={Neanderthal language revisited: not only us},
  author={Dan Dediu and Stephen C. Levinson},
  journal={Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={21},
  pages={49-55}
}
Here we re-evaluate our 2013 paper on the antiquity of language (Dediu and Levinson, 2013) in the light of a surge of new information on human evolution in the last half million years. Although new genetic data suggest the existence of some cognitive differences between Neanderthals and modern humans — fully expected after hundreds of thousands of years of partially separate evolution, overall our claims that Neanderthals were fully articulate beings and that language evolution was gradual are… Expand

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