Talk by Edward Neather on ‘Common Origins of Music and Language’

February 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Cowick Barton
121 Cowick Lane
Exeter EX2 9HF
Frances Canning
01392 209 542

We are delighted to welcome as speaker one of our members, Edward Neather, who previously taught modern languages at the University.

He has an interest in theories about the origins of language, and, in particular, theories that music and language may have a common origin. His talk will range from early theories of a link between the origins of music and language in the 18th century via Darwin and up to modern research programmes. On the way he will include an excursion into Namibia where, over a number of years, he worked with the country’s 10 official languages, including the click languages which are sometimes considered the most ancient languages known to us.

If you would like to come to this talk, please contact Frances by 6 February. We shall meet for lunch from 12 noon.

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