Re: [AAT] Infants, imitation and mirror neurons
>>'Scribbles: The missing link in a theory of human language in whichmothers and children play major roles' By Susan Rich Sheridan, Ed.D.
> This is a weird paper. Scribbling as a factor in the evolution oflanguage? Hmmm... And she also says that 'motherese' (the practice of
simplifying language when talking to small children) is universal, but this
is not so - some cultures don't even bother talking to babies at all (since
they can't reply, what's the point!). -- Pauline Ross
Yes, very weird: about as far-fetched as the savanna theory.