Mothering plus vocalization doesn't equal language

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (4):504-505 (2004)
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Falk has much of interest to say on the evolution of mothering, but she fails to address the core issue of language evolution: how symbolism or structure evolved. Control of infants does not require either, and Falk provides neither evidence nor arguments supporting referential symbolism as a component of mother-infant interactions.



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