Birth of language (TEFC)

Canada, 1986

Film
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The Birth of Language explores the origin of human language. It examines the differences between human language and animal communication, the relationship of language and thought. The film traces the evolution of humans and their separation from animals.

Credits

director

Paul Jay

production company

High Road Productions Inc

Language

English

Duration

01:00:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35469

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animal communication

Animals & Wildlife → Evolution (Biology)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Thought and thinking

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language and languages

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Thought and thinking

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Thought and thinking

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Evolution (Biology)

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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