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Daniel Everett
Trustee Professor of Cognitive Sciences, Bentley University

Daniel Everett is Trustee Professor of Cognitive Sciences at Bentley University in Massachusetts. His latest book is How Language Began (2017). 

Written by Daniel Everett

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Human evolution
Did Homo erectus speak?

Early hominins who sailed across oceans left indirect evidence that they might have been the first to use language

Daniel Everett

Essay/
Philosophy of language
Chomsky, Wolfe and me

I took on Noam Chomsky’s ideas about language and unleashed a decade of debate and ridicule. But is my argument wrong?

Daniel Everett

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