Off topic: What came first? Language or Music?
Thread poster: LingoTrust

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Local time: 17:38
Jan 31, 2014

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We've written a post about the subject on our language blog:

http://www.lackuna.com/2013/11/06/which-came-first-language-or-music/

What are your thoughts on which came first?


 

Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 23:38
English to Dutch
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Reading suggestion Feb 3, 2014

A couple of months ago I read a very interesting book, "The evolution of language" by Tecumseh Fitch. The book gives an overview of everything that is known to date about the subject.
At the end, it seems that music is indeed the greatest contender for the position of 'precursor of language'.


 


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