Evolution's great mystery: Language

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Speaker: Michael Corballis

What we call language is something more specific than communication. Language is about sharing what's in our minds: stories, opinions, questions, the past or future, imagined times or places, ideas. It is fundamentally open-ended, and can be used to say an unlimited number of things. So what does language mean for humanity, and how did we come to have it? Michael Corballis investigates. [Directed by Biljana Labovic, narrated by Addison Anderson].