Van Herwegen, Jo and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette (2006) Is it language that makes humans intelligent? [Commentary on Locke, J.L. and Bogin, B.]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29(3), p. 298. ISSN (print) 0140-525XFull text not available from this archive.
The target article by Locke & Bogin (L&B) focuses on the evolution of language as a communicative tool. They neglect, however, that from infancy onwards humans have the ability to go beyond successful behaviour and to reflect upon language (and other domains of knowledge) as a problem space in its own right. This ability is not found in other species and may well be what makes humans unique.
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Science (until November 2012)|
|Depositing User:||Jo Van Herwegen|
|Date Deposited:||09 Nov 2010 08:41|
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