The descent of meaning: Three partially converging views

Ana M. Suárez, Cedric Boeckx

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In this paper we examine three extensive and closely related studies coming from linguistics, philosophy, and experimental psychology that look at the origin of our semantic ability. While the three works provide extensive evidence for grounding this ability in animals' minds, they fall short of providing a mechanism for how these minds evolved into ours.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-154
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Concept
  • Evolution
  • Mind
  • Module
  • Semantic


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