Biologist Mark Pagel says our complex language system is a piece of "social technology" that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation.
About Mark Pagel
Mark Pagel is the head of the Evolution Laboratory in the biology department at the University of Reading. Pagel builds statistical models to examine how evolutionary processes imprint in human behavior, from genomics to the emergence of complex systems to culture. His latest work examines the parallels between linguistic and biological evolution. Pagel argues language is a culturally transmitted replicator with many of the same properties we find in genes.
World Language Communications.comis an international translation service provider with clients in countless industries including government, pharmaceutical, energy, banking, telecommunications, media/advertising, automotive and beyond. Such clients range from the US Department of Justice, US Army, FBI, DEA, UCLA Medical Center, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer, AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia, Cingular, Fox, HondaandVolkswagen, Siemens as well as hundreds of law firms, clinics and hospitals around the world. 150 different languages.