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.ShareTweetShare0 SharesRelatedPrevious PostPhilosophy Carnival #52Next PostMy Placement Record One Comment Anibal August 29, 2007 at 9:07 am 13 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.