Re: Human Language. (long post)

MSCob (
19 Jan 1997 18:45:27 GMT

John Halloran wrote:

the comparative or historical
linguists that I have talked to feel that languages as we know them have
origins in the Palaeolithic, which extends from 40,000 to 10,000 years

I'm a linguist, and I question those opinions. They would have to be
speculations based on archaeology or physical anthropology, because I
don't think you can tell anything about human language at those deep
distances from linguistic evidence. Mary Coberly