quote How Culture Coevolves with Language…

“We need to ask how language ‘means’ something, which grammar alone does not give, and how culture co-evolves with language so that we might see how an unstructured set of words slowly acquires deeper grammatical complexity.” 

-from a New Scientist review by Alun Anderson of Tom Wolfe’s recent book, The Kingdom of Speech

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