The origin of language in gesture–speech unity

In honor of a new book entitled “How Language Began” by David McNeil, the author has been blogging about the origin of language in gesture–speech unity over at the Cambridge Extra/Linguist List part of the CUP site. These blog posts are lengthy, thought provoking and include very thorough reading lists for the interested.

Part 1: Language and Imagery

Part 2: Gesture-first

Part 3: Mead’s Loop (1)

Part 4: Mead’s Loop (2). Wider consequences.

I’m not sure if there’s any more coming, but I wish more authors and professors would take the time to have a good old blog on open access platforms about their work.