Noam Chomsky lectures on the existence of language
The University of Cologne has posted a couple of videos of lectures by Noam Chomsky, one of them on language. The language lecture is titled What Is Special About Language? The lecture runs a bit over an hour and a follow up Q and A adds another half hour, so it is not a quick distraction, but the video is well worth studying. Chomsky is a clear speaker and gets to the heart of his matter. I always come away from his work with a stronger sense of what makes my own thinking different. In this case I'm particularly struck by our contrasting views over what evolved..