The Origin of Languages. A Constrained Set of Hypotheses

  • José Luis Guijarro University of Cádiz, Spain
Keywords: language, communication, evolution


As it seems impossible to find reliable evidence to back up hypotheses on the origin of our use of the linguistic tool in our acts of communication, I believe that we may start by pointing as accurately as possible to the processes involved, using a methodology that attempts to reach the levels of adequacy proposed by Chomsky, complemented by those suggested by David Marr. If we conclude that human communication and human language may have had different origins, we might find a new perspective which opens a vast field of research.

How to Cite
Guijarro, J. (2014). The Origin of Languages. A Constrained Set of Hypotheses. HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 7(27), 99-122. Retrieved from