Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity

Here is a link to a TED presentation by Mark Pagel titled “How language transformed humanity” that I connect with and find very interesting.  Pagel describes the phenomenon of the evolution of language.  This is not exactly a personal literacy narrative, but more of a literacy narrative about human kind.  Pagel describes language as “social learning”, which is interesting in the fact that it pertains to everything we have been learning such as the idea that Akkinaso presented of literacy based on culture and social reality.  This presents the idea of literacy and language as learning and adapting from copying from each other.  Another term that Pagel uses is “visual theft”, or adaptation through visual learning.  Visual learning is a major category in the Learning Style Preference Questionnaire.


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