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FEL-267473-20Research Programs: FellowshipsDorit Bar-OnExpression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021$60,000.00Dorit Bar-On   University of ConnecticutStorrsCT06269-9000USA2019Philosophy, GeneralFellowshipsResearch Programs600000600000

Completion of a book on the origins of language.

We humans are not the only minded creatures in the world. Nonhuman animals, too, can have various states of mind, both affective and cognitive. But, as far as we know, we are the only creatures who speak their minds. How could this come to pass? How could some animals – descendants of speechless animals – come to develop the capacity to speak their minds? My project aims to offer an original philosophical perspective on the long-standing puzzle of the origins of linguistic meaning. The project integrates conceptual tools and theoretical insights from philosophy, linguistics, comparative psychology, anthropology, biology of communication, and cognitive science.