Chomsky has been notably reticent on the subject of language evolution. On numerous occasions, he’s called the question either irrelevant, unsolvable, or both. A surprise came in 2014, when Chomsky, Robert Berwick, and other titans in the field weighed in sub…
A Sneaky Theory of Where Language Came From
Chompsky doesn’t believe animals talk like Dr. Dolittle. No matter, besides humans, only humans posses context-free language. He believes that zebra finches have the biological capability for language, but they can’t get out of the context being a bird. Human animals can think they are Jesus.