title={OPENING REMARKS *},
  author={Stevan R. Harnad},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • Stevan R. Harnad
  • Published 1976
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Our conference title contains a pair of conjunctions of which each appears to introduce a redundancy. We speak of “origins and evolution” and of “language and speech.” Actually, both pairs were chosen advisedly. The question of evolution of language has to d o with the behavioral and neural precursors, parallels, and continuities in communication, cognition, and allied activities ranging back in human evolution and drawing from evidence sometimes removed from the primates which are of primary… CONTINUE READING