Re: elaine's questions

Richard Foy (
Tue, 19 Sep 1995 12:46:58 GMT

In article <43l341$>,
Alex Duncan <> wrote:
>I'm not well versed enough in laryngeal anatomy to respond to your
>question on that issue, except to say that I have seen no evidence that
>contradicts the supposition that human laryngeal anatomy is associated w/
>human speech capabilities, and thus is relatively recent acquisition.
>You are correct to point out that the association between laryngeal
>anatomy and basicranial flexion is tenuous. Hopefully it'll get better
>as the fossil record improves.

Does anyone have any comments on the recently proposed hypothesis
that sign language developed before spoken language?

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