Palms Up … The Origin of Human Language? Gualtiero Piccinini August 28, 2007 UncategorizedWell, that may be too strong, but going palm up still sounds like a potentially important piece of the puzzle of the evolution of primate communication. In today’s NY Times.Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)RelatedPrevious PostPhilosophy Carnival #52Next PostMy Placement Record One Comment Anibal August 29, 2007 at 9:07 am 12 years ago I´m also a fervient supporter of theories of visuo-gestural communication as the transition step in the evolutionary origins of spoken language. Particularly, Adam Kendon´s book is outstanding. Recently, M. Tomasello and Josep Call have publised a book on gestures in apes and disccus some evolutionary theories of language pointing to gesture as the bootstrap to spoken language.Comments are closed.