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The History of Language ScienceDate:
September 10, 2003
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 892-9300
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.