Thom Scott-Phillips
Senior Research Fellow, Durham University

Thom Scott-Phillips is senior research fellow in cognitive and evolutionary anthropology at Durham University. His latest book is Speaking Our Minds: Why Human Communication Is Different, and How Language Evolved to Make It Special (2014).

Written by Thom Scott-Phillips

At ‘La Révolution Surréaliste” exhibition, Centre Georges Pompidou, 2002. Photo by Raphael Gaillarde/Getty

Essay/
Language and linguistics
More than words

Human communication is a glorious chaos. And images, from art to emojis, sometimes say it so much better than language can

Thom Scott-Phillips