Is it language that makes humans intelligent? [Commentary on Locke, J.L. and Bogin, B.]

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) 0140-525X

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Psychology
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
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2013 14:44
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/16191

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