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The Origin Of Language is Music
Research from Jerome Lewis, a leading figure in the field of language evolution, has led to this startling and fascinating claim: the origins of language are in music.
Based on years of field work living with contemporary hunter-gatherer societies in the Congo Basin in west equatorial Africa, Lewis gave a lecture at the University of Edinburgh outlining the ways polyphonic singing among women as well as animal mimicry were the progenitors of modern language.
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