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The History of Language Science

September 10, 2003
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jeff Seaver
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Email: jeff@cfimichigan.org


John Joldersma focused on reading for his presentation, noting that it is the only thing we have invented as a species that cannot be found elsewhere in the Kingdom Animalia. Tool use, art, fairly complex body language and oral communication systems, etc. all have analogues in other species’ productions. It is quite a recent event for our species, relative to evolutionary time and even regarding other cultural accoutrements we have.

About John Joldersma, PhD

retired school teacher

John Joldersma is a member of FAoWM, reading specialist, retired school teacher and rock hound. Joldersma has taught in various places—some quite rough, and received his doctorate in reading.