Why only us language and evolution by robert c berwick and noam chomsky berwick and chomsky draw on recent developments in linguistic theory to offer an evolutionary account of language and humans remarkable species specific ability to acquire it. Robert berwick massachusetts institute of technology simons institute special seminar https simonsberkeleyedu events robert berwick 2015 12 04. This book by robert berwick and noam chomsky why only us tackles the question that why humans of all living creatures possess language and other animals dont they are quick to differentiate that by language they dont mean communication. Why only us language and evolution this book by two distinguished scholars a computer scientist and a linguist addresses the enduring question of the evolution of language we know the key ingredients of language and can put together an account of the evolution of human language and what distinguishes us from all other animals. Why only us language and evolution is a loosely connected collection of four essays that will fascinate anyone interested in the extraordinary phenomenon of language new york review of books user contributed reviews
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